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DSEI 2023: MARSS completes anti-drone installation on Canadian ship

12th September 2023 - 09:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London

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The Royal Canadian Navy's Asterix has been fitted with the NiDAR CUAS system. (Photo: Canadian DND)

MARSS has completed the rapid installation of its NiDAR C2 counter-UAS (CUAS) system on board the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) replenishment and supply ship MV Asterix, an announcement which follows the recent unveiling of its X-JOC deployable NiDAR containerised system which is on display at DSEI.

The replenishment and supply ship Asterix is the largest vessel in the RCN at 183m and 26,000t and entered service in 2018. It went into dry dock in for three weeks in July and the installation of the C-UAS system took place over the space of ten days leading to site acceptance in early August.

CEO and founder of MARSS, Johannes Pinl, said that although NiDAR was on 30 ships this was the first time it had been installed on a NATO vessel.

NiDAR relies heavily on artificial intelligence (AI) to escalate action against perceived threats ranging from softkill defence,

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