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Use of Water in Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS)

DSIAC was asked to identify studies regarding the use of water in C-UAS.  C-UAS platforms are divided into two primary areas:  detection and tracking systems and interdiction systems.  One example of interdiction C-UAS is a…

Swarm and Counter-Swarm Technologies and Programs

DSIAC was asked to collect information regarding swarm and anti-swarm technologies that exist. DSIAC enlisted the services of West Virginia University’s Innovation Corporation (WVUIC) and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to help compile a list of pertinent technologies,…

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Counter-Swarm Electromagnetic Weapon Developed by AFRL

A Tactical High-power Operational Responder (THOR) is a counter-swarm electromagnetic weapon that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) developed for airbase defense. The system provides non-kinetic defeat of multiple targets. It operates from ground power and uses energy to disable unmanned systems. A demonstration system has been built and tested on military test ranges

To Fight Drone Swarms, the Corps Wants a Battle Drone That Can Kill Other Drones

Over the past several years, the Corps has been rapidly testing and acquiring systems to take on air threats — a problem that last existed for the Marines during the Cold War. Systems now in the Corps’ air defense arsenal include the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar, which can detect cruise missiles, air threats, and a host

Up Close and Personal

Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) are effectively the ‘last line of defence’ for naval vessels. CIWS have evolved in recent years as the immediate threats to ships have grown more complex, with new avenues of development in the area for companies and navies alike. These weapons are perhaps best known for providing protection against Anti-Ship Missiles