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