Pentagon hunts for high-power microwave weapons to down drones

by Ashley Roque

US Army officials want to evaluate high-power microwave (HPM) systems large enough to protect fixed sites from incoming drones and if they find promising ones, they plan to award subsequent prototyping contracts.

Charged with evaluating counter-drone technologies for the Pentagon, the army's Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft System (C-sUAS) Office recently issued a request for HPM White Papers. Vendors have until 29 November to submit their paperwork about systems that can down class 1, 2, and 3 aerial drones.


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NATO counter-terrorism project proves its viability in demonstration

by Brooks Tigner

The Microwave Imaging Curtain to detect concealed firearms using microwave technology was one of the Detection of Explosives and Firearms to Counter Terrorism (DEXTER) technologies demonstrated in the Rome Metro on 24 May under NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. (Brooks Tigner)


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Details emerge on DoD waveform resiliency initiative

by Carlo Munoz

Handheld radios prior to a TSM waveform exercise in February 2020. (US Army)

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is launching a new development initiative geared towards improving waveform resiliency for its growing arsenal of software-defined radios (SDRs), according to a recent departmental solicitation to industry.


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Gurutvaa Systems delivers ‘Dronaam' C-UAS to Indian Air Force

by Amit Kalra

The Dronaam C-UAS is pictured in ruggedised transportable cases. (Gurutvaa Systems)

Indian firm Gurutvaa Systems has delivered the first set of the indigenously developed ‘Dronaam' counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UASs) to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Harshad Dave, director of Gurutvaa Systems, told Janes that an undisclosed number of Dronaam C-UASs were delivered to the IAF earlier in May under a contract signed in August 2021. The system was delivered within nine months.


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