New AI-Powered Electromagnetic Warfare Drone-Hunting Tech

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Pulsar is Anduril’s modular, multi-mission-capable electronic warfare system that is powered by artificial intelligence and can be deployed statically on vehicles or aerial drones. It is an agile software-defined EW system that can swiftly adapt to changing threats and mission needs in all domains for dynamic operations of today and tomorrow. This “family” of EW systems can reportedly rapidly identify and defeat a range of existing and future EM threats, including small and medium-sized drones.

This system has been developed to provide an adaptable counter to the ever-evolving world of drones, counter-drones, and EW jamming, with developments occurring on a weekly, daily, or even hourly basis. This is why, as Anduril explains, future robust EW systems must adapt at lightning speed to remain relevant on the battlefield.

Anduril’s press release states that the next generation of EW systems “must enable real-time understanding of the spectrum and provide rapid delivery of effective countermeasures against known and new threats across domains and modalities,” which is where the Pulsar family comes into the picture.

According to Interesting Engineering, Pulsar is a powerful and compact system that integrates a software-defined radio, a graphics processing unit, as well as many additional computing capabilities, integration that allows radio frequency machine learning (RFML) to identify and adapt to emerging threats at the edge quickly. The system offers a range of capabilities, including electronic countermeasures, counter-unmanned systems, electronic support, electronic attack, direction finding, geolocation, and other advanced EW capabilities. Its modular form also makes it highly adaptable.

Pulsar can autonomously scan a wider range of the electromagnetic spectrum, detect known threats and anomalous events, and significantly reduce the time needed to deploy new EW effects to hours and days.

Sam El-Akkad, General Manager of RF/EW Systems at Anduril, explains: “Built to survive and win in highly-congested and contested electromagnetic environments, Pulsar enables warfighters to counter state and non-state actors employing EW capabilities integrated with other advanced technological systems operating across the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace domain.”

Pulsar’s open architecture allows it to seamlessly integrate with various EW and command-and-control systems, creating a unified network of EW capabilities that provide more comprehensive coverage and coordinated effects across distributed operations.

This information was provided by Interesting Engineering.