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DVD 2018: Supacat unveils HMT 600 Coyote fitted with AUDS

21 September 2018

A Supacat HMT 600 Coyote was shown at DVD 2018 fitted with a counter-UAV system produced by Chess Dynamics (IHS Markit/Oscar Widlund)A Supacat HMT 600 Coyote was shown at DVD 2018 fitted with a counter-UAV system produced by Chess Dynamics (IHS Markit/Oscar Widlund)

UK companies Supacat and Chess Dynamics displayed the former's HMT 600 Coyote tactical support vehicle in the counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) role fitted with the latter’s Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) at DVD 2018, held at Millbrook in Bedfordshire, on 19–20 September.

According to a company press release, the AUDS is the only operationally proven counter-UAV system. The press release added that the AUDS-equipped Coyote would participate in the UK Ministry of Defence’s upcoming Autonomous Warrior ‘Army Warfighting Experiment’. This four-week exercise, which will begin on 12 November, will allow British soldiers to test and evaluate the effectiveness of robotic and autonomous systems on the battlefield.

Speaking to Jane’s at DVD 2018, Toby Cox, deputy head of support programmes at Supacat, and Dave Eldridge, sales director at Chess Dynamics, said that the Coyote/AUDS combination is being actively marketed to current HMT users.

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