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US Army tests modular C-UAS solution

23rd May 2022 - 13:15 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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M-ACE can support counter-unmanned system missions against single or multiple threats. (Photo: Northrop Grumman)

The US Army tested the Mobile - Acquisition, Cueing and Effector (M-ACE) system as a modular, adaptable C-UAS solution to deal with Class 1- and Class 2-sized UAVs.

In order to prepare its troops to face the current and future threats posed by UASs, the US Army tested the Northrop Grumman Mobile - Acquisition, Cueing and Effector (M-ACE) system on 17 May during the Maneuver Support, Sustainment and Protection Integration Experiments (MSSPIX) 2022.

Rob Menti, C-UAS expert at Northrop Grumman, explained to Shephard that M-ACE can provide multi-domain force protection.

‘There is a need for all formations to be able to protect themselves,’ Menti claimed, adding that ground troops can no longer rely only on ‘traditional air defence assets’.

M-ACE is a modular solution designed to support C-UAS missions against

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