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Ukraine to get Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems (C-UAS) via International Fund

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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace signed a contract through the International Fund for Ukraine for the delivery of Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems (C-UAS), which will be donated to Ukraine.

According to a company announcement from August 14, the delivery consists of several short-range counter CORTEX Typhon systems, developed to counter a wide specter of UAVs with solutions to “either physically harm or otherwise disable the aerial threat.“

With a value of £56 million (approx. US$71 million), the contract also includes a contribution from the Norwegian government in the form of Dingo 2 vehicles, Kongsberg Remote Weapon Stations (RWS), and accompanying weaponry.

“This contract will provide a significant capability boost for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and will support their ability to protect their people and defend their country against aerial threats,” said Eirik Lie, president of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

The C-UAS, a collaborative creation of Teledyne Flir and Kongsberg, introduces an integrated machine gun turret and surveillance system. Designed for integration onto Dingo armored vehicles, the system includes a comprehensive surveillance setup and RWS equipped with multiple sensors and a 50 caliber machine gun.

This new donation represents another in a series that Norway has sent to Ukraine this year. In July, Norway decided to transfer the NASAMS support package to Ukraine, including two additional fire control centers, two launchers, and spare parts. Previously, Norway provided Ukraine with a thousand Black Hornet reconnaissance drones.