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SRC to carry on support for Medusa programme

25th August 2020 - 09:29 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


SRC is continuing its involvement with the USAF Medusa programme under a maximum $90 million sole-source contract, the DoD announced on 24 August.

The deal covers the the acquisition, upgrade, sustainment, installation support and design and analysis support of counter-small UAS (C-sUAS) force protection technology and subsystems manufactured by SRC. 

Work will be performed at locations to be determined in each delivery order and is expected to be completed by late August 2028. 

Relevant technology from SRC includes Silent Archer, which combines Technology Readiness Level 8/9 radar and EW systems, a camera and a 3D user display to defeat hostile UAVs, whether a lone target or a swarm.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, this system provides spatial, frequency and optical surveillance capabilities to detect, track, classify and identify the airborne threat. It then applies low-cost, low-risk electronic methods to disrupt the UAS, such as jamming the communication links between the operator and the aircraft. 

Most recently, on 23 July, SRC was awarded a five-year, $425.87 million contract to develop, produce, deploy and support the Expeditionary-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System, which is the US Army equivalent of Medusa.

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