MARSS launches its latest UAS threat detection and tracking system, NiDAR™ CUAS COMPACT

Launched at METSTRADE Amsterdam, November 2022 – the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine and superyacht equipment, materials and systems – NiDAR™ CUAS COMPACT is an out-of-the-box air surveillance system, offering the very latest in CUAS capabilities for reliable threat detection, classification and protection against drones and unmanned vehicles.

Proven around the globe, MARSS NiDAR systems are relied on to protect assets and people across various landscapes including cruise and yacht, critical infrastructure, operating bases and civilian urban environments.

Designed for use on mobile platforms including ocean vessels and superyachts, NiDAR CUAS COMPACT has already gained positive interest from the maritime sector, and is currently being delivered on a 120m+ project.

The system is also suitable for static and mobile applications on land. Compact in size but not compromising on features, NiDAR CUAS COMPACT is designed to bring the best of MARSS’ drone and threat detection technology into versatile units.

Frederik Giepmans, Group Business Unit Director MARSS said: “Utilising the intelligent and intuitive NiDAR CORE, our CUAS COMPACT supports operational efficiency with technology that is more robust, mobile, and concealed than ever before, for protecting you against UAS without compromise”.

Mitigating false alarms, with data captured from a combination of state-of-the art RADAR, IR cameras and radio frequency monitoring, NiDAR’s Hybrid Intelligence is able to accurately classify and determine what objects are threats and how best to respond.

Advanced features include; radars for 360° surveillance up to a radius of 2km UAS detection; state-of-the-art PTZ camera, feeding visual data for threat classification and immediate alerts; and Radio Frequency surveillance, for the detection and classification of controlled units such as drones, quadcopters and other UAS.


NiDAR CORE is the AI-powered IoT platform at the heart of all MARSS solutions. Featuring proprietary Hybrid Intelligence technology, NiDAR Core’s modular system integration platform uses a multi-layered approach, fusing a collection of sensors in order to accurately and rapidly detect and neutralise potential threats.


Founded in 2005, MARSS is a global technology leader, developing unparalleled security and surveillance systems using integrated sensor surveillance, artificial intelligence and open-source intelligence to protect millions of lives throughout the world. With extensive experience spanning over 15 years of research collaboration with the EU, NATO, defence agencies, academia and industry, MARSS’ technologies are operational across the world, protecting nations, critical infrastructure, naval assets, special forces, head of states, superyachts and commercial shipping.

The MARSS product family includes NiDAR™, NiDAR 4D, NiDAR Command, NiDAR X, NiDAR CUAS, MOBtronic™, CLIMBERguard™, RADiRguard™ and Interceptor.

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