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CTTSO receives tactical solution for defence against small drones

8th December 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

​On-The-Move V4 blends a multi-sensor, multi-layer architecture to defend against various types of rotary and fixed-wing UAS

ELTA North America has provided On-The-Move V4 (OTM V4) solution to the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to meet mobile C-sUAS requirements in the US.

OTM V4 can be integrated with off-road vehicles such as an up-armoured HMMWV (left of picture) or Ford F350 (right of picture).

It  implements a multi-sensor, multi-layer architecture that protects against various types of rotary and fixed-wing UAS, ELTA North America announced in an 8 December statement.

In detail, OTM V4 provides detection and tracking via a phased-array, multi-mission 3D radar, classification from fused sensor data and identification through a multi-sensor EO/IR unit capable of tracking and identifying ground and air targets.

Communications are provided by an Android Team Awareness Kit and a private, secure tactical 4G/LTE network for sharing data among dismounted personnel.

Other capabilities include scalable effects mitigation (such as non-kinetic electronic disruption and deterrence); precision RF drone takeover; a safe route/safe land capture system; and kinetic effects provided by computer-aided small arms fire.

Michael Trexler, CTTSO tactical operations government programme manager, said that OTM V4 ‘provides a unique purpose-built tactical operator-driven integrated solution’ for use by small teams. The system will provide ‘dual organic C-sUAS force protection and to enhance situational awareness by identifying and engaging air and ground threats both static and on the move’, he added.

As a next step, operational evaluations by the DoD and Department of Homeland Security will generate performance feedback for CTTSO to digest in 2021.

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