Army seeking ballistic counter-drone vehicle system

April 12, 2019 at 11:10 AM

The Army is conducting market research on the availability of technologies to develop a “ballistic low-altitude drone engagement 360-degree detection system” for both combat and tactical vehicles, according to a recent notice.

The service on April 11 released a request for information on industry's ability to provide “a vehicle-based cueing sensor capable of providing real-time alerts to an existing on-board precision fire control radar” to detect unmanned aircraft systems weighing less than 20 pounds. The Army desires a system that can be configured to operate on the Bradley, Stryker, Abrams, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, humvee as well as next-generation combat vehicles for stationary and “on-the-move” operations.