Ascent Vision Technologies (Bozeman, MT) released the latest variant of its eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS) on 29 April, offering next-generation portable, on-the-move counter-sUAS [small UAS] capabilities, as the threat posed by sUAS continues to grow.

The newest version incorporates several new hardware components for enhanced ruggedness and on-the-move accuracy in rough terrain, as well as improved power distribution and simpler setup and deployment. To ensure no threat goes undetected, the X-MADIS combines radar with an RF detection sensor for reliable detection, classification and location of commercial sUAS.

Tailored to specific requirements, operators now have a choice of multiple EW systems to defeat sUAS and drone swarms. Two gyro-stabilised optics are available for integration, including the pioneering CM262 4-configuration, 26lb payload and the field-proven CM202U 12lb payload. Both optics are enhanced with smart features, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities for improved situational awareness.

Our top priority is keeping our customers better protected against the threat, which is why we continually deliver upgrades to the X-MADIS system,” explained Lee Dingman, AVT’s President.This latest X-MADIS version is the result of three years of development, testing and integration of new and improved features and components. Our counter-UAS team is responsive to our customers’ demands, and we constantly evaluate the future threat to keep our customers ahead of their enemies.”

Integrated using AVT’s latest CUAS Suite software release, X-MADIS provides seamless C2 of all components and features. Operators can rapidly detect, locate, track, identify, classify and defeat an sUAS or drone swarm using the touchscreen interface. (Photo: Ascent Vision Technologies)

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