EOS Defence Systems set to begin Mopoke C-UAS production with a directed energy weapon system

by Robin Hughes

EOS Defence Systems is preparing for full field-demonstrations and production of its Mopoke tactical counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) suite, including deployment of an integrated proprietary directed energy capability by the fourth quarter of 2020.

Based on the EOS R-Series remote weapon systems (RWS), Mopoke is a fully integrated, scalable C-UAS suite combining specific detection, command and control (C2), and layered hard and soft kill defeat capabilities necessary to acquire, track, and defeat swarming UAS threats.

Image showing the gimbal beam director (right side) for the HEL component of the Mopoke C-UAS system. The laser is generated below turret and directed up and through the director onto the target. The optical tracking unit is on the left side of the image. The sensor unit and drive systems in the gimbal are all common to the EOS Defence Systems R-series RWS.  (EOS Defence Systems)

Image showing the gimbal beam director (right side) for the HEL component of the Mopoke C-UAS system. The laser is generated below turret and directed up and through the director onto the target. The optical tracking unit is on the left side of the image. The sensor unit and drive systems in the gimbal are all common to the EOS Defence Systems R-series RWS. (EOS Defence Systems)

The Mopoke system allows the operators to match kill solutions to large numbers and varying combinations of small and large UASs to ensure that the threat can be mitigated regardless of their direction, numbers, and capabilities while managing the environmental, geographic, airspace, and personnel safety considerations. The system is also optimised to engage and defeat unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) threats.

A typical all-up Mopoke C-UAS configuration incorporates direct fire engagement systems, passive and active soft kill electronic warfare (EW) systems, an integrated sensor suite – including pulse-Doppler, software defined radar (SDR), day/thermal camera, laser rangefinder, and radio frequency (RF) detection systems – and an optional directed energy effector. These systems sit together with, and are integrated through, a proprietary C2 and fire control system developed by EOS. The approximate weight of the R400 remote weapon station (RWS)-based Mopoke gimballed beam director is 450 kg.

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