Liteye, a main counter-drone firm, is partnering with Tribalco, a “mission-critical” IT/telecommunications service supplier, to ship the Anti-UAV Defense System (AUDS) to U.S. navy companies.
Dubbed “the world’s first fully integrated detect-track-disrupt-defeat” drone protection system, AUDS took flight final yr as a consortium that features Liteye, Gryphon Sensors and Sensofusion by way of an FAA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.
The navy hopes the AUDS partnership can produce the identical outcomes because the FAA’s Pathfinder Initiative which is designed, the company says, to handle three areas of nationwide drone integration – “visual line-of-sight operations in urban areas, extended visual line-of-sight operations in rural areas [and] beyond visual line-of-sight in rural/isolated areas.” The system shall be deployed to detect, monitor, determine, and defeat threatening drones in navy operations.
“As the legitimate use of unmanned vehicles becomes more prevalent in many industries, they become readily available for illicit use by our enemies,” mentioned Liteye President Thomas Scott. “With the right technologies, we can provide coverage to our warfighters, while they conduct their mission of protecting against those who wish them harm.”
The firms not too long ago concluded an 18-month analysis by the Defense Department. “Through this process, AUDS consistently exceeded the mission requirements, simultaneously providing ground and air surveillance against possible threats,” a Liteye press launch studies.
AUDS deploys state-of-the-art radar, precision thermal and daylight cameras, superior video monitoring, and a number of non-kinetic defeat capabilities to neutralize hostile or errant drones.
While Liteye offers the know-how to energy AUDS, Tribalco will function programs integrator and supply engineering, set up, operations and upkeep providers.
“We have worked diligently to provide certified AUDS installers and trainers to meet the immediate mission requirements of U.S. Forces,” Tribalco vp Zac Neumayr mentioned. “As a global system integrator with extensive experience working with the U.S military, we understand the importance of enhancing perimeter protection to stay ahead of threats to life or property.”