Northrop Grumman has been testing a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability that uses a mobile acoustic sensor to detect Group 1 UAS along with a radio-frequency negation system that delivers a non-kinetic, selective electronic attack to those UAS.
The company's Mobile Application for UAS Identification (MAUI) and Drone Restricted Access Using Known EW (DRAKE) both took part in Black Dart 2016, the US Department of Defense's (DoD) largest live-fly, live-fire joint counter-UAS technology demonstration. The event is held at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and managed by the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization.
The two-week Black Dart exercise held in September brought together more than 20 UASs for testing technologies to detect, identify, track, and defeat UAS threats.
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