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07 Sep 17. AUDS Counter-drone System Enhanced for Vehicle Deployment and to Defeat Swarm Attacks
• AUDS detect-track-identify-defeat counter-drone system has been enhanced for deployment on semi-portable containers and on a range of vehicles for quick deployment and to provide on-the-pause capability against malicious drones
• AUDS engineers have also developed a novel technique to more effectively defeat co-ordinated swarm attacks made up of mixed drone types approaching in complex mission scenarios
• AUDS team to showcase the world’s leading mission deployed military grade counter-UAS system on stand S2-366 at the DSEI Show, the world’s leading defence and security event, at the ExCeL Centre, London, 12-15 September 2017.
The AUDS counter-UAS defence system, the world’s leading fully integrated military grade detect-track-identify-defeat counter drone solution, has been enhanced for deployment on military and commercial security and surveillance vehicles and with new technology to more effectively defeat swarm attacks by malicious unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including long range winged drones.
The AUDS system, already successfully deployed and in 24/7 operations, was developed in 2015 by a consortium of UK defence companies including Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems. The AUDS system has an intuitive interface, is operable by a single user, and can detect, track, identify and defeat a drone in approximately 15 seconds at a range of up to 10km or six miles.
Graham Beall, CEO of Chess Dynamics, speaking for the AUDS team, said: “We are committed to evolving the AUDS platform to meet the needs of military and security forces as they respond to the growing threat of malicious and errant UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). These latest enhancements will consolidate our position as one the leading providers of a fully integrated strategic non-kinetic electronic C-UAV system.”
AUDS on a vehicle delivers a rapid ‘on-the-pause’ counter-UAV capability against drones attacking a temporary base, mobile force, convoy or a national infrastructure site. The system has been optimised and further ruggedised for deployment on either military trucks or commercial surveillance vehicles, such as a converted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-style van, as well as on semi-portable containers.
AUDS is already available in three standard configurations – a portable platform for rooftop installation, a rugged field-mast system for forward operating bases or temporary camps, and a fixed system for borders and critical infrastructure sites.
The AUDS system has proved to be highly effective against swarm attacks and has successfully defeated approaching 2,000 drone sorties and been tested against more than 60 types of drone including fixed wing and quadcopters. The team recognise that co-ordinated swarm attacks are increasing – particularly in the military sector – so its engineers have been working on algorithms and techniques improving the AUDS system’s capability to defeat these multi-drone attack scenarios.
“We have continued to refine our advanced RF inhibition capabilities to meet identified changes in the threat, enabling additional attributes designed to engage with some of the longer range fixed winged drones that have appeared over the last 12 months,” said Colin Bullock, CEO of Enterprise Control Systems. “Our specialist RF engineers have also further fine-tuned some advanced techniques to even more effectively defeat co-ordinated multi-drone swarm attacks made up of mixed drone types approaching in complex mission scenarios.”
The AUDS system is highly effective against muti-mode swarm attacks due its multi-band radio frequency (RF) inhibitor which can simultaneously target multiple threat ‘bands’ to defeat the command and control (C2) links deployed