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When Both Sides Have Drones, How Do You Know Which Ones to Kill?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Patrick Tucker  |  January 13, 2020  |  Defense One


The U.S. Army recently tested a system that helps defenders wipe the skies of just the unfriendly aerial robots.

In November, the Army hosted a test of Pierce Aerospace’s Flight Portal ID at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. A friendly drone was equipped with a Bluetooth beacon, then sent aloft with a host of enemies, company CEO Aaron Pierce said. Air-defense operators in a Stryker ground vehicle was able to down the “enemy” drones and avoid the friendly one, using a Northrop Grumman anti-drone system called the Sophisticated Counter Unmanned Systems Weapon Radio Frequency that includes a 30mm X 113mm chain gun and a LiteEye electronic warfare system.

Defense One reached out to the public affairs office at Fort Sill and did not immediately receive comment. READ MORE...

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