U.S. Army Looking at SRC Silent Archer System for Counter-UAV IED Solution

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March 27, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: March 27 on

U.S. Army counter-unmanned aircraft experts are asking Syracuse Research Corp. (SRC) in North Syracuse, N.Y., to build as many as 15 ruggedized deployable counter-drone systems designed to destroy or disable enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced a $65 million contract to SRC on Tuesday to develop, build, and maintain the low slow small unmanned aerial system integrated defeat system.

This counter-UAV equipment is the counter-unmanned aerial system solution necessary for a joint urgent operational need, Army officials say.

Army planners are looking into quick development of systems to shield U.S. and allied military forces from UAV-based improvised explosive devices (IEDs), as well as more sophisticated enemy use of UAVs to attack military forces or civilian targets with deliver explosives.