Countering the threat caused by rogue drones is now a global issue and an increasing concern for the military, government and homeland security forces across every continent.
Various measures are offered in attempt to address these threats.
Liteye Systems offers its C-AUDS, a containerized, multi-layered capability system to detect, track, identify, and defend against rogue drones. The new commercial version is being integrated into airports, seaports, border facilities and other high valued critical infrastructure locations.
It 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 UAS being used for terrorist attacks, espionage or other malicious activities against sites with critical infrastructure.
The system is currently deployed with US forces and has numerous confirmed defeats, or kills, of enemy UAS in theatre, according to the company website. It is likely to be an integral part of a wider networked surveillance and defense system.
C-AUDS is based on the combat proven technology first fielded in 2016 and was instrumental in defeating enemy drones in Iraq’s battle of Mosul, and Liteye has continuously been adding more systems to new locations in support of these ongoing efforts.
The C-AUDS containerized systems features a state-of-the-art operator suite, hardened for use in any climate.
It’s portability, and even more importantly its remote operation and networking capabilities provides for an operations center that can be scaled to meet multiple types of mission and location requirements.
The platform’s innovative design allows for the ability to “bolt on” new technologies in the future as threats evolve in field, according to americansecuritytoday.com. This provides the C-AUDS with almost unlimited ability to keep evolving to meet the threat.
Liteye Systems is a provider of counter UAS defense technology which combines electronic-scanning radar target detection, electro-optical (EO) tracking, classification and directional RF inhibition capability.
US Air Force has ordered over $42 million dollars worth of Liteye CUAS systems to date.