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

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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.

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Counter Drone Bill Will Open Door for Research, Testing, Deployment

Homeland Security Report | 06/12/2018 | Calvin Biesecker

A bipartisan bill introduced last month that would enable the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice to begin developing policies, procedures and capabilities for countering threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in limited circumstances in U.S. airspace hopefully will become part of the Senate’s version of an annual defense policy bill, says the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

The Senate has begun consideration of the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) says he hopes the counter-drone bill will be attached to the defense bill as a manager’s amendment.

Johnson says the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 (S. 2836) will provide “table stakes authority to begin the process, the complex process, of addressing this threat.” The threat stems from the use of small drones by terrorist groups and criminal organizations to drop explosives and hazardous materials, ferry drugs, and conduct surveillance against critical infrastructure and other sites.

Islamic State militants in Iraq have successfully weaponized UAS with grenades to launch air attacks against Iraqi forces with high precision, Transcriminal Organizations have used drones to smuggle drugs across U.S. borders, and the Coast Guard is seeing more UAS activity where it is performing missions, David Glawe, undersecretary of Intelligence and Analysis at DHS, tells Johnson’s committee during a hearing on the domestic counter-drone issue.

The bill proposed by Johnson and others on his committee only applies to federal authorities in limited circumstances and is seen as a first step in developing the techniques, policies and capabilities to begin to effectively counter threats from UAS in the U.S.

The threat from UAS against domestic interests is “real” and “urgent,” Glawe says, adding later that “I am confident this threat will evolve and malicious use of drones will more sophisticated.”

Scott Brunner, the deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group, tells the panel that it’s easy to acquire UAS and that their capabilities continue to improve, yet they are hard to “disrupt and monitor,” and that the bureau is concerned about their use by criminals and terrorists.

In the past few years, the Federal Aviation Administration has registered more than one million UAS, which are frequently purchased over the counter or online.

The counter-drone bill is intended to fill an existing gap in U.S. law that prohibits domestic authorities from taking down an aircraft, manned or unmanned, that pose a threat, and from developing and testing the technologies and capabilities thwart such threats.

“Without this authority, DHS is unable to develop and deploy countermeasures to mitigate nefarious use of this technology,” Glawe says, noting that the bill is just a “first step” and doesn’t address the needs of state and local authorities and first responders who often are the first to encounter potential threats. Glawe and others at the hearing say that legal authorities will need to evolve as federal officials gain experience with counter-drone policies and capabilities and as threats evolve.

Read full article at Defense Daily 

Belarus Invents Tank-Killing Quadcopter Drone

The four-propeller drone mounts a single shot anti-tank rocket launcher.

The armed forces of Belarus have demonstrated a new quadcopter drone that can carry a tank-killing rocket launcher. The drone carries a RPG-26 single-shot rocket that is remotely fired by the drone operator. And while the drone is of questionable effectiveness as a tank destroyer, it is a deadly harbinger of things to come on the unmanned battlefield.

The type of drone is unknown, but it appears to be a quadcopter capable of lifting of at least 7 lbs. The RPG-26 it’s carrying is a single-shot rocket launcher. Originally designed during the Cold War for Soviet ground troops, it is a simple tube with a firing switch. Inside is a short-range 72.5-millimeter rocket with a shaped charge warhead. The RPG-26 weighs 6.39 lbs., has a range of about 250 yards, and penetrates between 400 to 500 millimeters of rolled homogeneous steel armor, the standard metric for armor plating.

Read Full Article at PopularMechanics.com

U.S. officials warn Congress on risks of drones, seek new powers

By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration urged Congress on Wednesday to give it new powers to disable or destroy threatening drones, according to testimony viewed by Reuters.

David Glawe, undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Hayley Chang, DHS’ deputy general counsel, told the Senate committee that oversees the department that it needs new authority.

“Terrorist groups overseas use drones to conduct attacks on the battlefield and continue to plot to use them in terrorist attacks elsewhere. This is a very serious, looming threat that we are currently unprepared to confront,” the officials’ written testimony said.

A bipartisan group of senators including Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, a Republican, and the committee’s top Democrat, Claire McCaskill, last month introduced legislation to give DHS and the Justice Department authority to “to protect buildings and assets when there is an unacceptable security risk to public safety posed by an unmanned aircraft.”

Read Full Article in Yahoo News

Police drone and jet had ‘near-miss’

A police drone had a “near-miss” with a fighter jet travelling at 520mph (836km/h), a report has revealed.

The drone’s operator “honestly believed” the two would collide in mid-air, according to the UK Airprox Board.

It said the risk of a crash above Throwleigh, Devon, was “high” but the officer had lowered the drone quickly.

Devon and Cornwall Police said it had notified Airprox, which was “content that there was no blame nor any lessons to be learned”.

The drone was flying at an altitude of about 300ft (90m) on 16 January, according to the report.

“The jet came into view from right to left and seemed to pass by the drone at the same altitude; it looked like the jet was within 200m laterally of the drone.

“Once the jet was in view it started banking to the right and [the operator] honestly believed it was going to collide with the drone.

“The jet continued and was followed a few seconds later by a second jet.”

The F-15 pilot, who was flying at an altitude of 500ft (152m), could not see the drone, the report added.

The board said the case had prompted discussions about whether the service which helps the military plan routes through UK airspace should incorporate information from other sources.

Devon and Cornwall Police established the UK’s first permanent drone unit in 2017.

Article originally appeared at https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-44286754

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