MARSS and its partners successfully demonstrate world-first CUAS application

MARSS and its partners have successfully collaborated to celebrate a world first in disabling UAS and drone threats. The three companies demonstrated the new capabilities of the NiDAR CUAS AI Command and Control system in a week-long ‘prove out’ in Arizona, USA, showcasing the next-generation airborne threat verification and denial solution.

The exercise generated impressive results, leading to great excitement amongst partners. To hear more about the results, contact Rob Balloch for one-to-one conversations.

This was the first time the full physical and software integration of the MARSS NiDAR CUAS technology was demonstrated with systems from its partners Northrop Grumman and MSI-Defence Systems Limited. It saw the ground-breaking technology detect, track and engage a hostile UAS in seconds. Organised and led by MARSS, the partners were able to test the solution and its next generation layers of countermeasures, which provide a 360 degree arc of protection. What’s more, with demonstrations ranging from 250m to 15km, it proved it is able to protect people and places against current and emerging airborne threats. 

MARSS’ revolutionary NIDAR CUAS includes numerous proven electronic countermeasures, which is able to overcome emerging UAS threats which are able to evade or defeat traditional jamming technologies. The NiDAR CUAS system allows users for the first time to integrate layers of defensive countermeasures which are specifically designed to permanently disable single or defeat asymmetric UAS threats – saving lives and protecting assets at significant ranges, with a very high probability of intercept. 

The success of the MARSS NiDAR CUAS system has already resulted in several key installations, with contracts close to the $200m mark.

Marss Cuas Drone

Johannes Pinl, MARSS founder and CEO commented: “The new generation of fully autonomous Class 2 UAVs as deployed by state sponsored agitators present momentum shift in warfare not seen in years. It causes real and very present danger to people, populations and national critical infrastructure and highlights the shortcomings of the currently deployed state of the art air defence systems. Such proven shortcomings will accelerate the export of such threat out of the Middle East globally. Therefore, alongside our partners I’m delighted to be part of the first working solution to protect nations against such next generation of autonomous airborne threats.” 

Mark Aherne, Regional Sales Manager MENA, at MSI-Defence Systems Limited added: “In real-life scenarios, there is no room for error when a UAV is flying towards a target at 200km per hour. Systems need to not only be accurate, but consistent every time. We are delighted at the outcome of the event at Big Sandy – the solution explores every avenue possible and all within split-second time-frames.” 

Jeff Tipton, Director International Business Development at Northrop Grumman added: “When all other possibilities have been exhausted we have the capabilities to stop an incoming hostile drone dead in its tracks. This functionality is enhanced with the complementary offerings and system integrations with MARSS and MSI-Defence Systems Limited.”

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