The Greek enterprise INTRACOM DEFENSE (IDE) participated in the International Defence & Security Exhibition “DEFEA 2023”, held in Athens, Greece, on 9-11 of May 2023, under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defense. The exhibit of the first Greek Loitering Munition, the innovative ATTALUS, which is being developed by IDE in collaboration with the HELLENIC DEFENSE SYSTEMS S.A. (EAS), attracted a great interest. IDE also presented its high-technology systems and solutions in the areas of Secure Tactical Communications and Command & Control, Hybrid Electric Power Systems, Unmanned Systems, Defense & Missile Electronic Systems, and its activities in international industrial cooperative programs, as well as its participation in European Defense Research & Development projects.
The Attalus loitering munition system is a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) powered by an electric engine that ensures endurance of up to 42 minutes. The maximum take-off weight of Attalus loitering munition systems is 13.6kg including 1.25kg warhead. The company said that Attalus in the basic configuration is armed with High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAD) warhead which can penetrate 400mm of Rolled Homogeneous Armor (RHA). The operational range of Attalus is 50km (this is also the range of secure data link), and a maximum speed of 85km/h. In the terminal phase of flight, during the attack of the target, the speed of Attalus can increase to 280 km/h. Attalus also uses the Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/R) gimbal which allows the system to operate day and night.
INTRACOM DEFENSE (IDE) is the leading defense company in Greece with significant international activity. IDE designs, develops and manufactures products and systems that incorporate advanced in-house developed technologies in the areas of Missile Electronics, Tactical Communication and Information Systems, Border and Area Security solutions, Hybrid Electric Power Systems and Unmanned Surface and Air platforms. IDE is a registered NATO supplier and participates in international development and production programs, as well as in international collaborations for the production and export of defense equipment. The company’s products and services are deployed in Cyprus, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, the UK and U.S.