Liteye Systems announced the launch of the Liteye SHIELD, its next generation counter drone system.
In the military context, threats from small UAS and commercial drones are developing around the world. The federal authorities must now defend the borders against smugglers and protect military and infrastructure targets from drone attacks. There are numerous reports of enemy forces around the world arming or equipping small drones with explosives to damage manned aircraft or other targets.
However, it is not enough for the armed forces to protect themselves only from drone attacks – threats can come from anywhere. The Liteye SHIELD is designed to mitigate drone threats by finding, detecting and mitigating unauthorized drones in the airspace. At the same time, locations are protected from attacks from the ground. Most importantly, the new product has increased responsiveness so that users can respond in real time.
“Liteye SHIELD combines artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning techniques with a newly developed SPYGLASS ™ 3D radar, EO and IR tracking to increase the speed and confidence of the system. The SHIELD Command and Control also ensures that the complete detection, tracking and ID kill chain is automated and executed at machine speed, ”said a press release from Liteye.
“Liteye and our partners are able to showcase state-of-the-art 3D radars, HD cameras and the only US company offering both narrowband and directional broadband electronic attacks for this threat,” said Kenneth Allen Geyer, CEO of Liteye Systems . “SHIELD works as an independent system or combines several SHIELD user data. More importantly, however, it integrates seamlessly with higher-level networks, calls kinetic and non-kinetic effectors, and can be physically integrated into virtually any platform. I am proud of what Liteye and our teammates have achieved and confident that we can continue to protect US interests around the world. “
“Liteye has been protecting the US armed forces, our allies and critical infrastructure for years, and we’ve been listening carefully to what the Department of Defense thinks is important,” said Ryan Hurt, vice president, business development. “Building an autonomous killing chain with artificial intelligence and machine learning to recognize, track and identify so that decisions can be made at machine speed was the starting point for the design of this new system. The seamless integration into existing networks ensures that the operators can access the required sensors and effectors at any time, and reduces the need for personnel. This is the next generation of multi-mission and multi-domain performance. “
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