COUNTER UAS (CUAS)

COUNTER UAS DEFENSE SYSTEM

• TRL-9 Rated
• Deployed with US Forces

 

 

A400 SERIES AIR SECURITY RADAR

• Detect Small UAS & Track
• High-Sensitivity Thermal Imager & State-of-the-Art Video Tracking
• Smart RF Inhibitor Uses Directional Antennas for Maximum Range with Minimum Collateral impact

ADIS (COUNTER-UAS DETECTION & IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM)

• Exclusively Built for Industrial & Commercial Applications
• Full Disruption Capabilities may be added in the future if approved

HIGH-RELIABILITY ELECTRONIC BEAM SCANNING (E-SCAN) TECHNOLOGY

• Exceptional Slow Movement Detection with Fast Scan Rates
• Doppler Signal Processing Technology
• Three Degrees of Target Discrimination
• Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) Technology

Liteye's Counter-UAS Defense System (CUAS) combines electronic-scanning radar target detection, electro-optical (EO) tracking/classification and directional RF inhibition capability.

CUAS is a smart-sensor and effector package capable of remotely detecting small UAS and then tracking and classifying them before providing the option to disrupt their activity. The system may be used in remote or urban areas to prevent UASs being used for terrorist attacks, espionage or other malicious activities against sites with critical infrastructure. CUAS not only works to cover your airspace, but also as a ground surveillance system as well.

All brought together in USA by Liteye Systems, who integrates, installs, and trains operators out of their Colorado facility.

M-AUDS VEHICLE PROGRAM

Bradley Fighting Vehicle

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ADIS

Counter-uas detection & identification system commercially available

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Securing Airport Perimeters with Liteye’s State-of-the-Art Ground-Based Radar Technology

Liteye’s Ground-Based Radar System can prevent airport perimeter breaches such as the recent security breach at SLC Airport.

A 16-year-old boy, who fled from police, was able to hop a barbed wire-topped fence at Salt Lake International Airport and make it all the way to an airplane.

“I think it’s pretty amazing in this day, with all the security, that he could get that far,” said Karen, who flew into Salt Lake City from Southern California.

“It sounds like there could be a lot of little loopholes (in security),” said Sarah, who arrived home on a flight from Hawaii.

The sprawling airport is rimmed by a fence, but it was not enough to stop the teen; and once on the other side, nothing was between him and the wheel well of a Skywest regional jet, where he hid until being discovered by airplane mechanics in a pre-flight inspection.

“For people who might think the airport is far more secure than this, you would say what?” asked 2News to the airport police chief.

“The airport is secure,” Chief Craig Vargo said. “But there’s no way to prevent everything that could happen.”

Vargo said airport officers stopped a car driven by the teen overnight on Wright Brothers Drive, a passenger got out, but the boy sped away. Later, he ditched the car, and police learned the vehicle had been stolen.

“It’s concerning that someone could get into the airfield, and you don’t know what their intent is,” said the chief.

The boy did not have a weapon, and mechanics notified police, who took him into custody.

Vargo said the airport perimeter was checked, and so was the plane—even by handlers with bomb-sniffing dogs.

In a report to Congress in 2016, the Government Accountability Office said: “recent security events have highlighted the vulnerability of commercial airports to weaknesses in perimeter security.”

Chief Vargo said his department will look into whether security needs to be tightened.

Karen, the airline passenger, expressed little concern with the breach, but nevertheless mused, “If a 16-year-old can do it, somebody who’s a little more creative can probably do it too.”

Article Courtesy KUTV

New Congress Act aims to allow US federal agencies to shoot down drones

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) has introduced H.R. 5366, the Safeguarding America’s Skies Act, which would allow the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to detect, track, and engage with drones that pose a security risk to agency facilities and assets.

According to a press release (https://hartzler.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/hartzler-introduces-bill-safeguard-america-s-skies):

“Over the last several years, advances in drone technology have provided efficient and effective ways for industries across the board to conduct everyday tasks,” said Congresswoman Hartzler. “However, drone technology is also being exploited to advance crime and threaten our national security. Drones serve as a mode of transportation for illegal drugs crossing the border as well as contraband into prisons. On the other side of the globe, militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have used weaponized consumer drones to target U.S. and coalition partners. It is only a matter of time before similar acts are executed here at home to target U.S. citizens. The Safeguarding America’s Skies Act will provide our federal law enforcement agencies with the necessary tools to mitigate and prevent drone crimes from occurring.”

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ISIS planning terror attacks using DRONES and ‘flying suicide bombers’ at World Cup in Russia

Chilling images of preparations have emerged on the messaging app Telegram, it has been claimed

ISIS terrorists are preparing for attacks at the World Cup in Russia using drones, it has been claimed.

Sick propaganda has been shared a number of times implying the terror group will target the tournament due to take place in June.

Now chilling images have been shared on the messaging app Telegram which reportedly show preparations for attacks.

They show drones being armed with grenades, missiles and mortars that can be dropped on targets.

Weaponised drones are already being used by ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq.

They are the cheap kind normally used by filmmakers and hobbyists, but with deadly bombs attached.

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AUDS links electronic warfare and ammunition

FORT SILL, Okla., — The AUDS (anti-unmanned aerial vehicle defense system) has returned to Fort Sill to show off its ability to combine non-lethal defense with lethal. In April of 2017, the AUDS attended the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at Fort Sill with the capability to work against unamend aerial vehicles (UAV) or drone by detecting, tracking, identifying and defeating them. Now in December, AUDS has improved the ability to disrupt threats.

“Once we find the UAS (…) we look at them with the camera, then it’s like pulling a trigger on a gun (and disabling a target only were not using bullets),” said Col. (retired) Robert Menti, the senior manager for business development for Orbital ATK armament services division.

A bullet remains the same size when it exits the chamber as it does when it hits a target (generically speaking), however with this technology it can cover a broader area as it gets further away from the source, this gives the user the ability to not have to be as accurate with the target because they are not required to hit a small target.

To differentiate themselves from the C-UAS pack, Orbital ATK (who helped develop AUDS) chose to focus their efforts on adding a kinetic element.

“Now we have taken all the non-lethal pieces and linked it with (a weapon already in use),” Menti.

According the Menti, the M914 gun is under evaluation by the Army for several future platforms. The combined weapon can work together — or — the weapons can work independently. It maintains its own sighting system and can scan for targets while the AUDS is searching in another area. The goal is to be able to “sniff out” the controller and neutralizes the UAV.

“When we link these two together you have a full-spectrum lethal, non-lethal, networked system and it is a big improvement from last spring,” said Menti. “Now we’re taking it to the next step and putting together the two things because as the UAS threat gets more and more evolved really the only way you’re going to defeat it, and to become more autonomous and more capable, is with a gun or missile. Electronic warefare eventually is not going to work anymore because there’s nothing to jam, they’re going to be autonomous. (…) There’s no way to jam it because there’s no link to the home station no guy back there controlling it because they’re going to be automatically on waypoint navigation or cellular control.”

Waypoint navigation can allow the UAV to stick to a preplanned course, not requiring an operator while cellular control allows the controller to use their cellphone to operate a UAV.

AUDS is designed for class 1 and class 2 UAV (very small, low and slow UAV) but they hope to be able to target even class 3 UAV fast movers at an extended range. Then as the threats get closer, the user has the ability to hand off defense operations to the gun or the electronic warfare capability — all in one platform, said Menti.

“What we want to get to eventually is a panacea is multi-functional electronic warfare and that incorporates three different kind of electronic attack and electronic protection, counter IED, counter UAS, as well as command and control jammer for networks and threat voice communications,” said Menti. “You can have three of those electronic warfare capabilities integrated on one platform so the commander can utilize, instead of having to coordinate three different capabilities everything is in one place. We link that to the gun — delivering overmatch against threats.”

The AUDS parts are all modular, meaning that pieces of it can be tailored to be used on different types of platforms depending on the need.

“Parts of it could go into the MSHORAD (mobile short-range air defence) program of record or parts of it could be taken other directions,” said Menti. “It all depends on how the Army wants to do that. Really we’re showing this off to all the services and other US government agencies. It’s sitting on a STRYKER right now but we can take this kit and put it on many other types of vehicles and fixed-site applications.”

Article Courtesy Army.mil

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