in Aviation / Defence / Security

Enterprise Control Systems, Blighter and Chess Dynamics partner to develop AUDS

Posted 10 March 2017 · Add Comment

Enterprise Control Systems Ltd, Blighter Surveillance and Chess Dynamics have teamed up to develop the AUDS (Anti-UAV Defence System) to detect, track and defeat malicious and errant unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) or drones.



The companies recently showcased this field-proven system and other counter-UAS solutions with their UAE partner Trust International at IDEX 2017.
 
Following its successful mission deployment with US forces in the Middle East, the AUDS system has become the first fully integrated system worldwide to receive TRL-9 status. This is the very highest technology readiness level or maturity that a technology system can attain.

According to Mark Radford, Chief Executive of Blighter Surveillance, the system has been heavily evaluated and tested by military and government organisations over the past 18 months, consistently exceeding the mission requirements and providing ground and air surveillance against possible threats. It can detect a drone 10km away in all weathers, day or night, using electronic scanning radar and track it using precision infrared and daylight cameras and advanced video tracking software. It then disrupts the flight using a non-kinetic inhibitor to block the radio signals that control the drone. This detect, track, defeat process typically takes 8-15 seconds.

AUDS is positioned at the strategic end of the UAS countermeasures market for use by government agencies, the police and military to protect high-value critical national infrastructure or strategically important sites/events.  AUDS is also currently being evaluated by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use at major US airports as part of its Pathfinder Programme.

The AUDS Team has also developed a range of new platforms - fixed, semi-permanent and temporary.

These include a platform for deployment of AUDS to the roof of a building; a field mast system for the protection of semi-permanent sites such as forward operating bases or army camps and a system for rapid deployment purposes.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Aircraft deliveries add record value to UK industry

The value of aircraft deliveries to UK industry in Q1 2017 reached a new record of £6.5 billion, up a full £1 billion from the first quarter of 2016, driven by a 10% rise in deliveries of widebody aircraft.

Third Dimension wins second coveted Queen's Award

Precision feature measurement solutions supplier, Third Dimension, is celebrating being named winner of the Queen's Award for Innovation - the UK's highest accolade for business success - for GapGun, its handheld, laser-based

F-35's Meteor integration moves forward

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded MBDA a contract to pave the way for the integration of the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) on its new F-35 stealth fighters.

Boeing hosts UK suppliers in Seattle

Boeing is today hosting more than 35 UK companies - including several small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - to showcase their technology in Seattle for potential future sales opportunities.

Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the twin engine widebody airliner which features fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines.

Kelvin Hughes welcomes PM

Last Thursday Kelvin Hughes welcomed the Prime Minister Theresa May, to its Enfield Head Office, design and manufacturing facility.

Getac SK2703270617
See us at
SMI BT1705SMI FHT BT0601190517SMI FAVWS BT0504290617SEKODSEI LB0911150917SMI12DE BT203280917SMI MSS BT0601270417