NATO tests counter-drone technologies during exercise

From 12 to 22 September 2023, over 300 participants from 15 Allied and three partner nations, the European Union and the private sector gathered in the Netherlands to increase their ability to counter potential threats posed by the malign use of small drones.

NATO’s Counter Unmanned Aircraft System Technical Interoperability Exercise (C-UAS TIE23) brought together military, scientific and industry specialists to test high-tech commercial solutions used to detect, identify, and neutralise drones. Some 70 systems and technologies including sensors, effectors and jammers were tested live. The aim was to ensure that these high-tech solutions can connect instantly and operate together seamlessly.

The misuse of small and widely available drones has grown exponentially. Constantly improving the ability of counter-drone systems to operate together helps to strengthen Allied air defence and deterrence and defence. The exercise was organised by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) and hosted by the C-UAS Joint Nucleus within the Dutch Ministry of Defence.


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