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A new radar – Spyglass – has been selected to support U.S. Army counter-drone efforts. 

Its developer, Numerica, has been selected as a strategic partner by Liteye Systems to support the development of the U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office’s (RCCTO) new counter small unmanned aircraft systems (C-sUAS) High Energy Laser (HEL) program.  

The Spyglass radar and MIMIR C2 software will be supplied as integral components of Liteye’s SHIELD system, a C-sUAS technology that will provide detection, tracking and identification of Group 1 and 2 UAS for the prototype HEL weapon system.

With its unique Ku-band phased array and radar data processing technology, Spyglass enables high precision detection and tracking of small UAS in a compact form factor. 

The MIMIR C2 software enables intelligent integration of the radar with other sensors and systems to provide a high-performance, self-contained, command and control capability that maintains mission performance even in degraded environments.

The RCCTO-led program will demonstrate C-sUAS HEL prototype weapons systems for defense at the brigade level, according to the company’s announcement.