WASHINGTON – Lasers, interceptor missiles and digital warfare are all fast-growing potential solutions to a seemingly unstoppable enhance in enemy drone attack technologies. Kris Osborn at The Nationwide Curiosity reviews. Continue reading original article

The Navy & Aerospace Electronics take:

15 April 2020 — Given the fast tempo of technological development, and the seemingly ubiquitous availability of unmanned aerial automobile (UAV) applied sciences, the U.S. army is transferring rapidly to maintain tempo — and keep in entrance of doable drone swarm assaults, close-in drone-fired weapons, and even situations whereby drones themselves turn out to be explosives.

In an effort to deal with this, the Military and Raytheon at the moment are accelerating growth and deployment of an upgraded counter-drone weapons system designed particularly to deal with close-in small drone threats.

The built-in counter-drone system makes use of a Ku band cellular, 360-degree floor radar known as Ku-band Radio Frequency System (KuRFS) — at the side of a collection of particular countermeasures, known as effectors. KuRFS can present risk info for floor commanders who can then choose to make use of laser countermeasures, EW, Excessive-Powered Microwave weapons or a kinetic power interceptor missile-drone known as Coyote Block 2. Nonetheless, earlier than any risk could be destroyed, it should first be recognized or “seen.”

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John Keller, chief editor
Navy & Aerospace Electronics

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