The Greek company Soukos Robots, which operates in the defense industry and introduced the Anti-Dron System, has come to the point of bankruptcy due to the financial conditions it is in.
Soukos Robots, headed by Konstantinos Soukos, is an important company for Greece’s defense industry. Soukos Robots has been a market pioneer and innovator for many years, producing everything from related equipment to environmental systems (waste treatment, etc.) and machines for industrial applications. But as a result of one crisis after another, the company is facing major financial problems.
Greek Soukos Robots is going bankrupt
According to Greek media, the Soukos Robots company, which also operates in the defense sector, is facing real estate auctions set for next month, including its main facilities in Larissa. This is due to accumulated losses amounting to 12.7 million euros and debts of 41.9 million euros. Soukos Robots reported a very low turnover of 340,000 euros for the 2021 financial year and is forecasting a further decline in the current 2022 financial year. It is stated that the company’s facilities will be disposed of through auction when some of the debts are to banks.
“Bayraktar TB2 Hunter” introduced Anti-Dron System
In recent months, Soukos Robots reported that it has developed an anti-drone system that will destroy unmanned aerial vehicles. The vehicle, named Minotaur, was described as “Bayraktar TB2 Hunter” by the Greek media. It was stated that Minotaur, touted as a laser-based anti-drone system, could also be added to naval ships. The anti-drone system mounted on a science fiction-looking 8×8 armored vehicle (a modified Russian BTR) can be seen in the photos above. Speaking to state television ERT at the time of the vehicle’s introduction, Soukos described his creation as a robotic platform carrying a large 300 kWh laser unit.