Counter-UAS System Enhanced for Rough Terrain

By Mike Ball / 30 Apr 2020
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AVT X-MADIS counter-drone system

Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) has released a new version of its eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS), a counter-UAS (unmanned aerial system) solution for portable, on-the-move and vehicle-mounted applications.

AVT continues to adapt its systems to the growing threat posed by small UAS, and this new variant of the X-MADIS features several new hardware components for improved ruggedness and on-the-move accuracy in rough terrain, as well as improved power distribution and simpler setup and deployment. The X-MADIS combines air surveillance radars with an optical payload and a radio frequency (RF) detection sensor for reliable detection, classification and locating of a wide range of commercial drones.

Users can select from multiple electronic warfare systems to tailor the X-MADIS to specific missions and defeat UAVs and drone swarms. Two gyro-stabilized optics are available for integration, including the CM262 4-configuration, 26lb payload and the field-proven CM202U 12lb payload. Both optics are enhanced with smart features, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities for improved situational awareness.

AVT’s CUAS Suite software provides seamless command and control of all components and features of the X-MADIS with an intuitive touchscreen interface.

“Our top priority is keeping our customers better protected against the threat, which is why we continually deliver upgrades to the X-MADIS system,” said Lee Dingman, AVT President. “This latest X-MADIS version is the result of three years of development, testing and integration of new and improved features and components. Our Counter UAS team is responsive to our customers’ demands, and we constantly evaluate the future threat to keep our customers ahead of their enemies.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact