AUDS achieves TRL 9, deploys with US forces

An undisclosed number of Anti-UAV Defence Systems (AUDS) have been supplied to US forces and are now in operational service.

The AUDS has been developed in a collaborative effort by a UK defence consortium comprised of Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems (ECS).

AUDS is now in operational service. (Blighter Surveillance Systems)AUDS is now in operational service. (Blighter Surveillance Systems)

The system is primarily designed to counter small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in particular quadcopters. It features Blighter Systems’ A400 Series Ku-band electronic scanning air security radar, which is used to detect the UAV; Chess Dynamics’ Hawkeye stabilised electro-optic director, infrared and daylight cameras, and target tracking software; and a directional RF inhibitor from ECS, which provides the disrupt element by selectively interfering with the command-and-control channels on the air vehicle.

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