The Joint Counter Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Office (JCO) in the US has selected Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS) as the interim counter-sUAS solution for the US military. This comes after the US Department of Defense (DoD) established the US Army-led JCO in January to evaluate the performance of more than 40 counter-sUAS systems.
The JCO recommended the FS-LIDS solution for fixed or semi-fixed mission, following which it was then reviewed and approved by the DoD. The FS-LIDS solution is equipped with SRC Technology’s AN/TPQ-50 air surveillance radar, counter-sUAS EW system and electro-optic / infrared camera.
These components help the system in detecting low flying and small moving UAS targets, classify them and offer electronic defeat capabilities.
According to a SRC press release, SRC’s AN/TPQ-50 air surveillance radar, counter-sUAS EW system and electro-optic/infrared camera are primary components of FS-LIDS. These systems provide accurate detection of low flying and small moving UAS targets, identify and classify those targets, and provide low-cost precision electronic defeat capabilities.
The proliferation of weaponised, commercial off-the-shelf drones pose a threat to the US military troops and bases. In January 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) established the JCO, led by the US, Army, to test more than 40 counter-sUAS systems. The JCO recently finished their evaluation and recommended the FS-LIDS solution for the fixed or semi-fixed mission, which the DoD has since reviewed and approved.
“We are proud to provide both our cutting-edge technology and expertise to support the FS-LIDS program,” said Kevin Hair, president, and CEO of SRC, Inc. “I am incredibly proud of our team for their ability to respond quickly to the Army’s urgent need for a counter-sUAS solution, and to have the system selected by the DoD as they work with industry to develop the joint solution for the services.”
SRC’s counter-sUAS technology was previously selected by the Army, as part of FS-LIDS, and the Air Force, as part of the Medusa program, to meet an urgent need to counter hostile UAS threats and help protect warfighters.
(Image: SRC technology components)
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