UK consortium improves AUDS capabilities for deployment on surveillance vehicles


A consortium comprising Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems has improved AUDS capabilities for deployment on military and commercial security and surveillance vehicles.

The improvements made will allow the counter-drone system to more effectively defeat swarm attacks by malicious unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including long-range winged drones.

Operated by a single user, fully integrated military grade system is capable of detecting, tracking, identifying and defeating a drone that is at a distance of up to 10km in close to 15 seconds.

Chess Dynamics CEO Graham Beall said: "We are committed to evolving the AUDS platform to meet the needs of military and security forces as they respond to the growing threat of malicious and errant UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles).

"These latest enhancements will consolidate our position as one the leading providers of a fully integrated strategic non-kinetic electronic C-UAV system."

“These latest enhancements will consolidate our position as one the leading providers of a fully integrated strategic non-kinetic electronic C-UAV system."

The AUDS is claimed to offer 'on-the-pause' counter-UAV capability against drones attacking a temporary base, mobile force, convoy or a national infrastructure site.

The system’s multi-band radio frequency (RF) inhibitor has the ability to simultaneously target multiple threat 'bands' to defeat the command and control (C2) links deployed on unmanned aerial vehicles.

The counter-drone system  is available in three standard configurations, including a portable platform for rooftop installation, a rugged field-mast system for forward operating bases or temporary camps, and a fixed system for borders and critical infrastructure sites.

Tested against more than 60 types of drone including fixed wing and quadcopters, AUDS system has successfully defeated approaching 2,000 drone sorties.