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

19 February 2019
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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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