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UK to Send ‘Drone Killer’ Platform to Ukraine

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The UK is sending the Terrahawk Paladin platform to Ukraine, an air defense system that can track and destroy drones and protect critical national infrastructure.

Manufactured by UK-based MSI-Defence Systems, the containerized system is mounted on a NATO-standard Demountable Rack Offload and Pickup System (DROPS).

The DROPS module can be deployed on the ground along with a remote control and rapidly be mounted on a military support vehicle or trailer-based system.

The platform is operated by a crew of two: one to watch the targets and another to strike them.

It can be deployed for point defense roles or as part of a combat management system for wider area defense.


The system comprises a 30mm Mk44 Bushmaster II autocannon combined with a digital fire control system and radar.

The gun fires programmable air burst ammunition at a range of 2 kilometers (1.24 miles).

The effector’s accuracy is provided by MSI’s SATOS sighting system. It also features a thermal sensor and a laser rangefinder.

$121M Package

The aid is part of a 100 million pounds ($121 million) package London announced earlier this month, which includes over 70 million pounds ($85 million) of air defense capability.

The number of air defense systems to be sent to Ukraine has not been disclosed.

Additional equipment covered in the fund includes anti-mining systems, bridging capabilities, and vehicles for the clearance of non-explosive obstacles.

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