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Countering UAS: Focus on procurement

Countering UAS: Focus on procurement

UAS have become in the past decade lower, smaller and slower, and overall harder to detect. This is posing an increasing threat to the military, as adversaries have begun to employ them for intelligeance gathering and offensive tactics.

Ahead of the annual Counter-UAS conference, we surveyed a wide range of experts to identify their procurement priorities, investment timelines and opinion on the current solutions available on the market. Discover the results in this exclusive complimentary infographic.

Rinicom Flies High with Second Queen’s Award

Rinicom Flies High with Second Queen’s Award

Lancaster-based company Rinicom Ltd. has received the prestigious Queen’s Award For Enterprise, for International Trade for a second time.

UK Joint-GBAD perspective on counter-UAS: Exclusive insight from Colonel Giles Malec

UK Joint-GBAD perspective on counter-UAS: Exclusive insight from Colonel Giles Malec

The development of unmanned technologies is advancing at a increasingly rapid pace, encompassing simplified operation, increased UAS payload, enhanced navigation capabilities, and reduced manufacturing costs. The potential for non-state actors to employ UAS against friendly troops is growing and militaries are exploring ways to enhance SHORAD against low, small and slow UAS.

Ahead of the second annual Counter-UAS conference, Defence IQ had the opportunity to get first-hand insight on the UK Joint-GBAD from Colonel Giles Malec, its Commander and speaker at the event. In this exclusive interview, he explores the current capabilities and emerging requirements, the main challenges associated with the rules of engagement and ways UAS are changing ConOps and strategic thinking.

Infographic - Counter UAS Worldwide Survey Results - How Worried are Militaries  About the Threat of Small UAS?

Infographic - Counter UAS Worldwide Survey Results - How Worried are Militaries About the Threat of Small UAS?

How Worried are Militaries About the Threat of Small UAS? Recent incidents involving the use of small, hostile UAS by terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq and regular armies in eastern Ukraine, coupled with rapidly expanding drone industries outside of NATO, have raised serious questions about whether the armed forces are adequately trained, organised and equipped to successfully defend against enemy UAS. The threat of small UAS has thus emerged as a critical tactical and operational vulnerability for the military, and industry is now beginning to respond to this capability gap. Yet, before acquiring C-UAS systems, a common understanding of the UAS threat and a clarication of the rules of engagement is urgently required. Ahead of the inaugural Counter-UAS conference (23-25 May; London, England), Defence IQ surveyed close to 500 of its readers involved in this domain to get a perspective on the threat from UAS systems at home and overseas…
Countering UAS: Why techniques and tactics matter as much as the solutions

Countering UAS: Why techniques and tactics matter as much as the solutions

The threat of UAS requires the militaries to adapt their strategy and think of new ways to mitigate the risk they pose on the battlefield. There is not only a need to procure the right solutions, but also to integrate them fully into the existing troops to maximise their counter-uas potential.

Ahead of the second annual Counter-UAS conference, Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara, Chief of Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery at the Artillery School of the Spanish Army and speaker at the event, on why tactics, techniques and the full integration of those in the counter-uas strategy matter as much as the technical solution itself.

Counter UAS Efforts - An Interactive Timeline

Counter UAS Efforts - An Interactive Timeline

Counter UAS Efforts - An Interactive Timeline
The threat of small commercial unmanned aerial systems as a means of transporting explosives or surveillance to military units is becoming prevalent among Daesh militants in the Middle East.  Here Defence IQ looks at some of the recent incidents reported and the technological solutions entering the market to counter this increasing threat.  

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