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Measures to counter UAVs are getting mobile. They can be quickly deployed on a range of vehicles and are capable of detecting and defeating malicious drones. A new mounted counter-UAV unit is capable of long-range UAV Detection, Identification and Defeat while moving at speeds up to 30mph on rough terrain.
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and its partners, Ascent Vision and RADA Technologies, will soon demonstrate their X-MADIS (eXpeditionary Mobile Aerial Defense Integrated System), which is a self-contained, fully mobile and integrated counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) capability.
The C-UAS, radar and Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) equipment is integrated into a commercial off-road vehicle that can detect, locate, identify, track, exploit and defeat an enemy UAS to protect airports, no-fly zones and other high-value infrastructure. This system was designed to operate in the most demanding environments, including harsh downrange conditions and various homeland security applications.
X-MADIS has already performed flawlessly in a previous event, according to SNC announcement. Dozens of these systems are in operation worldwide, says Ascent Vision.