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X-MADIS Counter-UAS Systems Delivered to US DoD

By Mike Ball / 14 May 2020

Ascent Vision Technologies X-MADIS counter-drone system

Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) has delivered several units of the latest variant of its eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS) counter-UAS (unmanned aerial systems) platform to an undisclosed U.S. Department of Defense customer. The new version of the X-MADIS provides improved portable, on-the-move capabilities for protecting against rogue small UAS.

The new variant combines radar with a Radio Frequency (RF) detection sensor and a rugged high-zoom Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) imaging system to deliver multiple detection methods for improved situational awareness. The system is capable of long-range detection, classification and location of one or multiple sUAS simultaneously under any lighting conditions.

Using a powerful Electronic Warfare (EW) system for neutralization, the X-MADIS offers a portable, full-spectrum solution for combating sUAS and drone swarms. Other enhancements include improved power distribution, simpler setup and deployment features and new hardware components for reliable on-the-move operation in rough terrain. All components are integrated into AVT’s latest CUAS Suite software for seamless command and control of the entire kill-chain.

Prior to delivery of the first units to the customer, AVT conducted a series of field tests tailored to the customer’s specific operational needs. The final phase of field testing focused on optimizing the X-MADIS for integration into the customer’s selected platforms.

Terry Erb, Air Defense Program Manager at AVT, commented: “As the threat of weaponized sUAS and drone incidents escalate, it’s critical that we continue to offer the latest technologies to provide effective and reliable counter UAS systems to the U.S. Military and our allies around the world. The latest variant of the X-MADIS builds on our combat-proven technology with innovative enhancements that offers better protection against hostile drones.”

Lee Dingman, AVT President, stated: ““We are proud to support our customers around the world with cutting-edge technologies and products designed to protect combat forces, governmental leaders, civilians and critical infrastructure. The team has done a great job in successfully delivering these units while also aggressively supporting healthcare workers with the production and delivery of over 1,000 face shields during this pandemic.”

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