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The Lithuanian-origin EDM4S anti-drone system is a portable solution to the neutralization of small- and medium-sized aerial threats flying at low altitudes.
The system is designed to protect public spaces, critical infrastructure, VIPs, and other objects from unauthorized flights by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
The EDM4S Sky Wiper is manufactured by NTService in Kaunas, Lithuania, and debuted at London’s 2019 Security and Counter Terror Expo, while its initials stand for “Electronic Drone Mitigation 4 – System.”
The system in question, also known as the Ork-slayer, has also been presented at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London as well as at the Live Firing Show (LFS) in Pabrade, Lithuania.
This year, the system was successfully presented at the Defence and Security Exhibition EUROSATORY 2022, where the team of DEFENCE ReDEFiNED had the opportunity to see it and learn more about its capabilities.
Who says anti-drones can't be fun?#SkyWiper (EDM4S) made in #Lithuania by #NTServices
➡️High-power radio modules: 3-5 KM
4 & 6 bands modules
➡️ 2.4/5.8/GNSS/433/900 (custom frequencies available)
➡️ 5.5 Kg
➡️ Battle Proven (free to guess where)#c_uas #drones #dronegun pic.twitter.com/AIBXhrSr6j
— DEFENCE ReDEFiNED (@Def_Redefined) July 16, 2022
Regarding its operation as a point-and-shoot anti-drone system, the operator is required to aim at the target in the same way as with common rifles, while the pull of a trigger activates jamming, which results in partial or complete interruption of the airborne threat’s communication signals in a varying frequency range.
Depending on the complexity of the enemy system, this may result in either shooting down the target or automatically reversing its course to return to its launch point, or executing an emergency landing.
EDM4S Sky Wiper technical characteristics:
- Operator: 1 person
- Endurance: 35 minutes (continuous operation)
- Adjustable integrated handle
- Integrated optical sight
- RIS assembly platform
- Stand with extendable arms, which can be used as a handle
- Foldable stock
- Carrying case
- Weight: 5.5 kg
- Dimensions: 830 x 220 x 360 mm / dimensions with stock fully extended: 1050 x 220 x 360 mm
- Maximum effective range: 3-5 km
- Directional antennas: 4 antennas which may be expanded to 6 antennas: antenna for the 2.4 GHz band with a power of 10 W, antenna for the 5.8 GHz band with a power of 10 W, 10 GHz GPS interference antenna for 10 W (2), GLONASS system interference antenna for the 1.5 GHz band with a power of 10 W, satellite signal interference (GNSS) in the 433/900 MHz bands which may be extended to other frequencies
- Battery: replaceable battery module 24V DC in a case
- Autonomous battery charger 230V AC
- Extra battery charger
All system parts are mounted in a sturdy frame made of light aluminum, which looks like a rifle.
We just bought and will deliver asap 110 powerful Lithuanian made antidrone cannons – EDM4S Sky wipers.
Price – 1 500 000 euro. Cannons will be distributed among 35 Ukrainian military units.
And we named them: Oркрист – «Убивця орків».
Tolkien would approve pic.twitter.com/qOFANa4Llh
— Andrius Tapinas (@AndriusTapinas) June 13, 2022
At this point, it should be mentioned that the said system is in service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
According to the Lithuanian journalist, A. Tapinas, the Lithuanian authorities purchased 110 EDM4S Sky Wipers for the Ukrainian Army worth 1.5 million euros, which will be distributed to 35 Ukrainian military units.
Russia is already facing a shortage of UAVs. Since the beginning of the invasion, the Russian military has suffered the loss of more than 500 UAVs in Ukraine. Soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces down Russian drones almost every day. After the delivery of the new batch of anti-drone weapons, the enemy’s UAV losses are expected to increase significantly.
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