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WDS 2022: C-UAS solutions reflect industry trend and Saudi-specific problem

8th March 2022 - 11:50 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Riyadh

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The Nation Shield counter-drone system was displayed at WDS 2022. (Photo: Leonid Nersisyan)

Two indigenously developed C-UAS systems were on display during WDS 2022, as Saudi Arabia seeks solutions to drone attacks from Yemen.

Interest in Saudi Arabia to develop indigenous C-UAS technology comes as no surprise, given the general industry trend in this direction and the specific threat posed to the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

In this context, Saudi Arabian companies displayed two new C-UAS systems at the World Defense Show 2022 in Riyadh on 6-9 March.

Both systems follow similar principles but include different sensors and weapons integration.

The Prince Sultan Defense Studies & Research Center, which is part of the Saudi MoD, displayed a system called Nation Shield that integrates various sensor components with a C2 station.

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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