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Unmanned Vehicles

New threat, new solutions - anti-UAS systems

25th August 2016 - 16:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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As DARPA moves to announce an RfI on the development of counter-UAS systems, attention is ever more fixated on the struggle to prevent access to restricted areas by state or rogue operators and the ongoing proliferation of small UAS.

These anti-UAS capabilities are both soft and hard kill, from large static ground stations to futuristic disruptor weapons designed for battlefield use. The threat is simple – infiltration by small drones.

With more and more drones flying in the skies above our homes these days, it comes as no surprise that instances of UAS infiltration over secured sites, sensitive facilities and ...

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