Leonardo DRS wins C-UAS contract
Leonardo DRS has received a contract worth $16 million from the US Army to develop a counter-UAS (C-UAS) system to protect soldiers from enemy UAS on the battlefield, the company announced on 17 July.
Leonardo DRS will act as the lead systems integrator and work with Moog and additional industry partners to develop the capability. The system will include Moog’s Reconfigurable Integrated-Weapons Platform turret, Leonardo DRS’ SABRE mast-mounted surveillance and battlefield reconnaissance equipment, and other government-provided technologies.
The technologies will be integrated on two MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles to create a mobile C-UAS capability designed to detect, identify, track and defeat unmanned aerial threats.
The contract is an urgent operational requirement and part the army’s Mobile Low, Slow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Integrated Defense System, Increment 1, effort. It covers near term testing and government decisions for the deployment of numerous production systems in early summer 2018.
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