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Austria tests future solution to defeat small UAS

27th December 2022 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The exercise was an instructive example of how innovation-oriented armed forces can gain the necessary insights to develop tomorrow's technologies for new threats. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

Austria's selection of a Counter-small Unmanned Aerial System progresses with Rheinmetall's system passing testing

Rheinmetall’s Counter-small Unmanned Aerial System (C-sUAS) successfully completed testing with the Austrian Armed Forces earlier in December.

Delivered in May 2022, the C-sUAS system is currently being evaluated in a realistic exercise alongside other systems as part of the Countering Emerging Air Threats (C-EAT) project.

Following the successful testing, the Austrian Armed Forces have now extended the lease contract by seven months.

The C-sUAS system comprises two shelter units, enabling rapid deployment on standard trailers and trucks. The sensor unit elevates automatically and can be equipped with various detection technologies, including X-band and S-band radar, passive emitter locator, ADS-B receiver and others if required.

Based on the tried and tested Oerlikon Skymaster C2 system, the separate C2 shelter is a fully fledged operator workstation. 

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