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U.S. Army Unveils Interim Systems for DoD’s Counter-Drone Capability

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The U.S. Army announced the selection of interim platforms for the Department of Defense’s counter-small unmanned aircraft system (C-sUAS) capability following the completion of assessment and approval of the results by DoD, the service reported Thursday.

The interim C-sUAS platforms were categorized into four systems: fixed/semi-fixed systems, mounted/mobile system, dismounted/handheld systems and command and control.

Fixed/semi-fixed platforms include the Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS); Negation of Improvised Non-State Joint Aerial-Threats (NINJA); and Counter-Remote Control Model Aircraft Integrated Air Defense Network (CORIAN).

DoD selected the Light-Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (L-MADIS) as an interim C-sUAS capability for mounted/mobile platform.

Bal Chatri, Drone Buster and Smart Shooter were selected for handheld systems while Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control system (FAAD-C2) and Air Defense System Integrator (ADSI) were chosen for the C2 category.

The platforms for DoD’s interim C-sUAS capability were selected based on integration, sustainment, effectiveness and usability. Army Maj. Gen. Sean Gainey serves as director of the joint C-sUAS office, which is responsible for overseeing the development of counter-drone technologies for the Pentagon.