Leonardo DRS has been awarded a manufacturing contract from the U.S. Military, underneath an pressing operational want, to develop a complete counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) functionality to guard troopers from enemy drones. This contract follows an earlier award for comparable prototype capabilities, and is price as much as $42 million.
Leonardo DRS is the lead techniques integrator of a two-vehicle C-UAS functionality which incorporates Moog’s Reconfigurable Built-in-weapons Platform (RIwP) turret, Leonardo DRS’ mast-mounted Surveillance and Battlefield Reconnaissance Gear – referred to as SABRE, and different government-provided applied sciences. When built-in on the 2 MRAP All-Terrain Automobiles, the system will present troops with a cell C-UAS functionality which detects, identifies, tracks and defeats small unmanned aerial techniques.
“Drones have gotten an more and more harmful menace in opposition to our ahead deployed troopers, and we’re proud to help this pressing requirement to guard them from probably deadly small unmanned aerial autos,” stated Aaron Hankins, vp and common supervisor, DRS Land Methods. “We’re working arduous to ship the perfect functionality to our troopers as rapidly as attainable,” Hankins stated.
This manufacturing contract was awarded as a part of the Military’s Cellular Low, Sluggish Unmanned Aerial Car Built-in Protection System, Increment 1 effort. Along with offering capabilities to our deployed forces, it additionally informs the Military’s future C-UAS necessities. The automobile integration will probably be carried out by Leonardo DRS’ enterprise unit, DRS Land Methods, in St. Louis, Missouri.
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