C4iSR: Air

Latest US Army MFIX showcases broad range of C-UAS capabilities

15 May 2017

Key Points

  • There were 33 different systems demonstrated at MFIX
  • The focus was on precision fires, SHORAD, and directed energy and EW

The US Army is hoping its recent manoeuvre and fires integration experiment (MFIX) will lead to the quick transition of Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) capabilities to deployed forces as the threat from small UAS continues to grow.

MFIX is the army's live prototyping experimentation programme. The exercise, held in April at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, provided the army an opportunity to help develop the concept of operations (CONOPS) and the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to mitigate risk in formal science and technology (S&T) programmes and deliver capabilities to soldiers in the field, Colonel Lee Dunlap, chief of the science, technology, research, and accelerated capabilities division (STRACD) at the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), said on 10 May.

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