The AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) radar system is reaching full rate production under a new $1.6 million Army contract with Lockheed Martin. Meanwhile, Lockheed already has plans for a new generation of Q-53 radars with short range air defense (SHORAD) capabilities. Continue reading
Russia is developing a shrapnel anti-drone weapon, one of its arms contractors has announced, as the country’s military continues efforts to build a defense against unmanned aircraft. Continue reading
Counter drone technology company, Department 13, has sold its MESMER counter-drone solution to its first Australian customer. The deal sees EPE, D13’s strategic partner in the Australasian region, purchase MESMER Version 1.0 on behalf of an end-customer as an initial order following a series of successful demonstrations with the customer.
Having developed and utilized unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) for surveillance, targeting and attack, the US military now finds itself in the position of having to defend against the same technology. Continue reading
Rheinmetall AG has won two important first orders for protecting sensitive government infrastructure from aerial drones. In Switzerland, the central prison in Lenzburg and the inter-cantonal penitentiary in Bostadel have contracted with the Düsseldorf-based high-tech group to install drone detection equipment known as the Radshield system.