MyDefence Communications and General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) have collaborated in the integration of counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) technologies into vehicle platforms for military applications. The integration of the drone sensors allows military operators to effectively detect and defeat enemy drones used for reconnaissance or as weapon delivery systems.

MyDefence has developed advanced, networked RF sensors and has worked closely with GDLS to integrate these drone sensors into a the Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) platform, providing on-the-move detect and defeat capability of drones for military operators.

The platform can detect drones using RF technology and defeat threats using smart jamming. The solution can effortlessly be integrated with third-party battle-management systems (BMS), and using a standard tactical link, the mobile platform can communicate and provide feedback to any remote command and control (C2) system, providing greater situational awareness and enhanced battlefield effectiveness.

MyDefence first began integration testing with the LAV in 2017. The platform has since evolved and the Counter UAS solution can now be fully integrated into any vehicle platform, providing the flexibility and scalability needed for military operators. The two companies will be conducting a large-scale demonstration of this integrated technology at the NATO Non-lethal Technology Exercise 2018 (NNTEX-18), an exercise that focuses on capabilities with high technological readiness levels of non-lethal solutions.

This is the first fully integrated Counter UAS solution available for mobile platforms with support for third-party battle management systems,” commented MyDefence North America CEO, Luke Layman.

A GDLS LAV showing the integrated MyDefence C-UAS solution. (Photo: MyDefence)

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