Milrem Robotics and Marduk Technologies have jointly launched a unique, mobile and autonomous C-UAS platform, offering protection against loitering munitions and surveillance drones, the companies announced on 18 March.
The system features Marduk’s SHARK electro-optical C-UAS platform and Milrem’s THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). This mobile solution provides frontline forces with an independent ability to accurately detect, classify and target loitering munitions and other airborne objects, using the most advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning models. It can be integrated with kinetic and non-kinetic weapon systems and with a range of sensors and effectors such as radar, RF detectors, jammers, laser, etc.
Currently, most C-UAS solutions are used in a stationary mode, but using mobile platforms with autonomous capabilities gives defence forces the flexibility to relocate them in light of an evolving threat assessment. Mobility also provides early warning for operators.
“Frontline forces on the move are most exposed to adversary drones. The mobile autonomous C-UAS platform gives our customers an additional layer of protection and extends our product portfolio, which lets us provide more capabilities for our defence customers,” explained Martin Simon, CEO of Marduk Technologies.
“Autonomous UGVs equipped with a C-UAS payload create a new capability on the battlefield that allows forces to focus on their main task of engaging the adversary, while UGVs provide better situational awareness and force protection,” added Milrem Robotics’ CEO, Kuldar Väärsi.