New Tech: Unmanned Counter-Drone Defense

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Frontline forces on the move are most exposed to adversary drones. However, most current counter-UAS solutions are stationary. Utilizing mobile platforms with autonomous capabilities gives defense forces the flexibility to relocate them according to the threat assessment. Mobility also provides early warning for the forces in various positions.

A unique mobile autonomous C-UAS platform offers protection against loitering munition and surveillance drones. The system jointly developed by Milrem Robotics and Marduk Technologies features the electro-optical C-UAS platform Marduk Shark and the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). This mobile solution provides frontline forces with an independent ability to accurately detect, classify and target loitering munition and other flying objects. It uses advanced Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning models.

The mobile C-UAS platform can be integrated with kinetic and non-kinetic weapon systems and with different sensors and effectors such as radar, radio frequency detector, jammer, laser, etc.

Autonomous UGVs equipped with a C-UAS payload can create a new capability on the battlefield that allows forces to focus on their main task of engaging the adversary while UGVs provide better situational awareness and force protection, according to Milrem’s announcement.