Discover combat capabilities of US Switchblade 600 anti-armor loitering munition for Ukraine
Discover the technology and combat capabilities of the American-made Switchblade 600 anti-armor loitering munitions designed and developed by the company AeroVironment. This new loitering munition could be delivered to Ukraine in the next few weeks to fight Russian troops.
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The Switchblade 600 is the latest generation of anti-armor loitering munition able to destroy armored vehicles and tanks. (Picture source AeroVironment)
The Switchblade 600 represents the next generation of extended-range loitering missiles, delivering unprecedented RSTA (Reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition) support and featuring high-precision optics, over 40 minutes of loitering endurance, and an anti-armor warhead for engaging larger, hardened targets at greater distances.
The Switchblade 600 is the big brother of the Switchblade 300 which is designed to destroy armored vehicles and main battle tanks. The drone is fitted with an ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) warhead based on the Javelin anti-tank missile.
The Switchblade 600 loitering munition is powered by an electric battery and propeller. It is designed to fly out to 40 km in 20 minutes, and then loiter for another 20 minutes. It can reach a maximum flying speed of 185 km/h.
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