Xponential 2018: C-UAS System Architecture Drives Adaptability

Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) may be falling behind in their quest to counter new technological advancements, to the point that they are often chasing technology and reacting to new threats. According to Textron Systems’ chief engineer control and surface systems Brian Hetsko, 30–50% of growth in the UAS domain involves the commercial...

Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) may be falling behind in their quest to counter new technological advancements, to the point that they are often chasing technology and reacting to new threats.

According to Textron Systems’ chief engineer control and surface systems Brian Hetsko, 30–50% of growth in the UAS domain involves the commercial realm. The commercial world, he said, is outpacing government mitigation efforts.

Innovation in the UAS domain has enabled longer standoff capability via higher resolution cameras, Low Probability to be Intercepted and Detected (LPI/LPD) due to more advanced datalinks, and stealth and larger payloads with advancements in power management and engines, Hetsko said during Xponential 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Source: www.janes.com