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DSEI 2023: MARSS launches NiDAR X-JOC C2 centre and NiDAR X-SCOUT C-UAS

NiDAR X-JOC Command and Control Centre (MARSS)

MARSS has developed a new command-and-control (C2) centre and counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS), and displayed them for the first time at the DSEI 2023 in London.

At the core of both products is the company's NiDAR software, a scalable C2 system that integrates legacy and new sensors into a common situational awareness platform.

NiDAR X-JOC is a static C2 centre with an integrated long-range UAS detection and countermeasures capability. It is staffed by four operators and is designed to identify and counter airborne and land-based threats. According to MARSS, NiDAR X-JOC can be made operational “within hours”. It has a built-in radar that can detect threats up to 30 km away, long-range infrared (IR) and optical cameras, and radio frequency (RF) and Global Positioning System (GPS) jamming countermeasures.

Rob Balloch, chief growth officer at MARSS, told Janes that the sensors feed into MARSS' NiDAR system, which detects, classifies, and recommends a response to a range of threats. He added that X-JOC can either integrate with other systems or operate independently.

NiDAR X-SCOUT is a deployable C-UAS system that can be fitted on the flatbed of a Toyota Land Cruiser, integrated on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or be air-dropped. It can be remotely controlled or operate fully autonomously for more than one week, according to MARSS.

Balloch said that X-SCOUT can detect a Group 2 UAS from a distance of over 15 km via its RF detection, cameras, and radar. Furthermore, he added that it performs RF jamming and can connect to a range of effectors, such as MARSS' short-range and medium-range interceptors.

X-SCOUT is interoperable with other NiDAR products and can link with the X-JOC for additional coverage.

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