- AUDS team to make debut at Farnborough International Airshow, the biennial showcase for the aviation world (Farnborough, Hampshire, UK) on Stand OE17 from 11-17 July 2016
- Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) is the world’s first fully integrated detect-track-disrupt-defeat counter-UAV system; AUDS team to showcase ‘live’ system at Farnborough
- AUDS recently selected by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for evaluation at US airports as part of its Pathfinder Programme
London, UK, 11 July, 2016 – The counter-UAV AUDS team, consisting of Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, Enterprise Control Systems and Liteye Systems, Inc., will showcase its Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow.
This biennial showcase for the world of aviation takes place on 11-17 July in Farnborough, Hampshire, UK, and attracts both the defence and commercial sectors including military delegations from over 45 countries, 22 international pavilions and more than 1500 exhibitors.
Mark Radford, speaking for the AUDS team, said, “The threat from small, commercially available UAVs is high and AUDS has been specifically designed, fully tested and is production ready to deal with the problem. Not only can it detect, track, disrupt, and defeat drones, it can also provide vital evidence for subsequent criminal charges. Farnborough, with its wide range of international military, security and commercial visitors provides the team with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its capability.”
The AUDS system is designed for countering drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in remote border areas, at key infrastructure sites such as airports, air fields, nuclear power stations, oil refineries or for protecting political, sporting or VIP events in urban areas. It can be operated from fixed locations and from mobile platforms.
The AUDS system is the world’s first fully integrated detect-track-disrupt-defeat counter-UAV system that can detect an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone six miles (10km) away using electronic scanning radar, track it using precision infrared and daylight cameras and specialist video tracking software before disrupting the flight using an inhibitor to block the radio signals that control it.
This detect, track, disrupt, defeat process is very quick and typically takes 8-15 secs. Using AUDS, the operator can effectively take control of a drone and force a safe landing or send it back home. The AUDS team has now carried out over 400 hours of ‘live’ testing in government related trials against more than 400 flown sorties of group 1 UAVs.
At Farnborough, the AUDS team will showcase a ‘live’ system comprising Blighter Surveillance Systems’ A400 Series Ku band electronic scanning air security radar, Chess Dynamics’ Hawkeye stabilised electro-optic director, infrared and daylight cameras and target tracking software, and a directional radio frequency (RF) inhibitor from Enterprise Control Systems.
Interest in the AUDS system from the defence and commercial sectors has been significant since the production-ready system was launched in September 2015. In May 2016, the AUDS system was selected – through Liteye Systems – by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for evaluation at US airports as part of its Pathfinder Programme. This FAA research programme is designed to evaluate technologies that can be used to detect and identify unauthorised unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drone flights near airports. (See FAA release – https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=85532)
Come and meet the AUDS team on stand OE17 at the Farnborough International Airshow, Farnborough, Hampshire, UK, from 11-17 July 2016.
For more information about AUDS, please contact any of the partner companies:
For the rest of the world contact any of the following:
Photography and videos to accompany this press release are available via the links below:
AUDS (Anti-UAV Defence System) with Drone Photo (High Resolution)
AUDS (Anti-UAV Defence System) on Tower Photo (High Resolution)
A promotional video of the AUDS system can be seen here:
About Blighter Surveillance Systems (www.blighter.com)
Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd. is an independent electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider. It delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter e-scan radars, cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Blighter radars combine patented solid-state Passive Electronically Scanned Array (PESA) technology – utilising digital beamforming (DBF) on transmit and receive – with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing to provide a robust and persistent surveillance capability and an unmatched combination of high reliability, accuracy and performance with a low cost of ownership. Products are manufactured under a BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certified management system. Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd. is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.
About Chess Dynamics (www.chess-dynamics.com)
Chess Dynamics is a developer of sophisticated optical surveillance, communications and stabilised radar platforms and systems for land, maritime and airborne applications. The company’s extensive product based systems are ideally suited for tasks such as: search and rescue operations, protection of naval vessels, critical national infrastructure, military bases and vehicles. Chess’ engineering excellence and know-how combine all forms of electro-mechanical servo mechanisms and long range cameras, with state-of-the-art digital video tracking technology, offering leading capability to modern military and homeland defence organisations. Chess Dynamics’ products and EO systems are manufactured on site to BS ES ISO 9001, Mil-Std-461 and 810C. Chess Dynamics is based in Horsham, West Sussex in the UK.
About Enterprise Control Systems (www.enterprisecontrol.co.uk)
For over 25 years Enterprise Control Systems Ltd (ECS) has been supplying mission critical RF inhibition systems and surveillance data links in support of security services around the world. ECS is a proven and trusted British supplier to the UK MoD, the UK Police and to specialist military and government users in over 40 other countries. ECS designs and produces a range of programmable jammers (RF Inhibitors) to counter a variety of threats. ECS understands the complex integration necessary between equipment performance, training, tactics, techniques and threat assessment needed to achieve optimum user capability in demanding and dynamic situations. ECS also designs and produces specialist COFDM data links optimised for use in high level military and security domains. ECS data links are fully secured (encrypted), optimised for long range performance and are designed to be robust in complex RF environments. ECS brings together their expertise in data link technology and RF Inhibition to provide a highly effective RF Disruptor for AUDS. ECS is based in Wappenham, Northamptonshire in the UK.
About Liteye Systems (www.liteye.com)
Liteye Systems, Inc. is a leader in surveillance systems for protection of critical infrastructure. Products include radars, covert thermal cameras, tactical displays, and the new AUDS counter-UAS system. All of its cutting edge solutions feature revolutionary designs that enable a broad range of military and commercial applications. Headquartered in Centennial Colorado, the company has a 24,000 sq.ft. manufacturing/assembly facility with on-site engineering and test services, as well as state-of-the-art production and prototype manufacturing capability. Liteye has been designing and manufacturing defence and surveillance products since 2000.