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Surface Navy 2018: Orbital ATK moving forward with counter-UAS

11th January 2018 - 22:01 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington, DC


As Pentagon leaders grapple with ways to counter unmanned aerial systems, Orbital ATK is moving forward with developing an attack capability to down small UAS within 10km. 

To date, the company is promoting the anti-UAS Defence System (AUDS) - developed by UK trio Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems - with ground forces in mind and is under contract to deliver two AUDS to the US Army for Oshkosh’s MRAP all-terrain vehicles. 

Orbital also noted that the team is in discussions with the US Air Force and Marine Corps to field the AUDS on mounted platforms.

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Ashley Roque


Ashley Roque

Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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