MBDA Launches Sky Warden Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS)
As Europe’s main air defence supplier, MBDA is uniquely in a position to provide clients a confirmed, versatile and built-in C-UAS system. One that’s obtainable at this time, and might evolve into the long run. The Sky Warden system manages the total C-UAS kill chain from detection to neutralisation and is designed to function each as an built-in element in a layered air defence structure, or in a stand-alone configuration. Sky Warden might be car mounted or dismounted.Sky Warden embodies MBDA’s deep data of the engagement course of, methods integration, of all classes of effectors and their subsequent evolutions, and of results administration within the air defence area. Sky Warden utilises operationally-proven constructing blocks inside a modular open structure that may be tailored to end-user necessities or to plug and play rising and future novel sensing and effector applied sciences. MBDA C-UAS options have already been efficiently demonstrated to clients.
The fashionable C-UAS menace is various, quickly evolving, and poses a multiplying variety of complicated situations that require defending towards. This implies there is no such thing as a single sensor or effector that may meet the trendy or future C-UAS requirement. As an alternative Sky Warden utilises a networked eco-system of regularly evolving sensors and effectors, drawn from MBDA’s vast expertise in air defence and results administration, to match the UAS menace. Being modular, scaleable, and evolvable, Sky Warden is ready to successfully and appropriately neutralise all lessons of UAV, from small Class 1 micro-UAVs to massive tactical UAVs, in addition to different conventional air threats. At its core is a command and management (C2) system that performs results administration – co-ordinating this eco-system of sensors, soft-kill effectors, and hard-kill effectors to defend armed forces items or delicate websites throughout a big safety perimeter.
The Sky Warden is absolutely modular, due to this fact a buyer can pick-up the subsystems of alternative with the intention to tailor the general system to the menace he must face. The Sky Warden put in over a Sherpa 4×4 armoured car offered by Arquus. Between the 2 ahead antennas we discover a Hornet Lite remotely managed weapon station armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun. On the centre a mast was carrying the HELMA-P center energy laser weapon from CILAS, succesful to neutralise a drone at over 1,000 meters and harm its optics at 3 km. 4 Rada MHR RPS-42 AESA antennas, Rada MHR RPS-42 every protecting 90°, succesful to detect a nano-UAS at 5 km and a medium-size UAS at 25 km vary. These might be changed by Saab Giraffe G1X radar that may even be put in on the roof. In the back of the car we discover the container/launchers of the hard-kill UAVthe passive RF suite and the jammers. The Mistral man-portable air-defense system was put in on a second car.
MBDA can also be concerned within the European JEY-CUAS (Joint European sYstem for Countering Unmanned Aerial Techniques) programme, which was chosen among the many many proposals as a part of the European Defence Industrial Improvement Programme (EDIDP) 2020. With a complete price of € 15,003,473.08, the European Union proves a most contribution of € 13,500,000.00. The programme sees the participation of 38 European firms, MBDA being the third contributor, after Leonardo and Indra. The Sky Warden can also be the bottom of the system promoted by a consortium together with MBDA along with Naval Groupe and Hologuarde which is competing for the PARADE French anti-drone system, a bid launched by the French Defence acquisition directorate (Path Générale de l’Armement, DGA). One of many goals of the Parade programme is to offer an efficient anti-drone system for use throughout the Olympic Video games 2024 that can happen in Paris and neighbouring areas.
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