DSEI 2017

Countering the unmanned [DSEI17D2]

13 September 2017

AUDS (Stand S2-336) has adapted its counter-UAV system to a vehicle-mounted configuration, which can be used to neutralise unwanted systems attacking a temporary base, mobile force, convoy or national infrastructure site.

The consortium behind the system − comprising Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems − introduced the AUDS in 2015, and it has now rolled out this new modification to allow it to be mounted on military trucks and commercial vehicles, for example a converted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.

The Ku-band radar-based system can also be integrated onto a semi-portable container.

This adds to the three configurations already available: a rooftop installation, a field-mast system for forward operating bases or temporary camps, and a fixed system for borders and critical infrastructure sites.

Additionally, modifications have been made to aid the system in countering UAV swarm attacks, carrying out some 2,000 sorties of this type against in excess of 60 types of fixed- and rotary-wing systems.

The consortium noted that it has recognised that co-ordinated swarm attacks are on the rise, particularly in the military sector, so it decided to begin work on the algorithms and techniques required to improve the system’s capability to defeat them.

The multi-band radio frequency inhibitor found within the AUDS aids in allowing the system to simultaneously target multiple threat bands to defeat command and control (C2) links deployed on UAVs, the consortium said. It noted that these C2 links are constantly evolving, but this RF inhibition system is flexible and can counter these changes.

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