Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has inked a contract with the International Fund for Ukraine (IFU) to supply Counter Drone Systems (C-UAS) for Ukraine. This move is set to enhance Ukraine's air defense capabilities by countering potential aerial threats from uncrewed vehicles.
Valued at GBP 56 million, the contract comprises multiple CORTEX Typhon systems, which are designed to target and neutralize a broad range of UAVs. These systems can either physically damage or incapacitate the incoming aerial threats.
Eirik Lie, the President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, commented on the significance of this agreement, highlighting its potential to strengthen the Ukrainian Armed Forces' defense mechanisms.
The CORTEX Typhon C-UAS integrates tested software and hardware elements from both Teledyne Flir and KONGSBERG. The system encompasses a surveillance setup, the KONGSBERG Remote Weapon Station (RWS), and the CORTEX Integrated Combat Solution (ICS).
Further bolstering support for Ukraine, the Norwegian Government has donated Dingo 2 vehicles, KONGSBERG RWS, and weaponry.
The International Fund for Ukraine was initiated by the UK alongside other international collaborators, aiming to swiftly equip Ukraine with vital capabilities. Both Norway and the UK are listed among several nations contributing to this fund.