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US Air National Guard seeks technology to identify and down small UAS

19 February 2019

The US Air National Guard is seeking industry input on developed and available technologies to detect and down small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).

In a recent announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the Air National Guard said it was seeking information to identify “proven, reliable, fully developed, fully integrated, open architecture” counter-sUASs (C-sUASs) that have already been used in operations.

“At a minimum, C-sUAS system must detect the RF-signature of the sUAS and immediately apply a unique identification number for the each detected sUAS so that [the] C-sUAS operator has the ability to ‘whitelist’ friendly force’s sUAS and ‘blacklist’ all other sUAS,” the request for information says.

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