US JCO selects FS-LIDS as interim counter-sUAS solution for military

4 December 2020 (Last Updated December 4th, 2020 11:09)

The Joint Counter Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Office (JCO) in the US has selected Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS) as the interim counter-sUAS solution for the US military.

The Joint Counter Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Office (JCO) in the US has selected Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS) as the interim counter-sUAS solution for the US military.

This comes after the US Department of Defense (DoD) established the US Army-led JCO in January to evaluate the performance of more than 40 counter-sUAS systems.

The JCO recommended the FS-LIDS solution for fixed or semi-fixed mission, following which it was then reviewed and approved by the DoD.

The FS-LIDS solution is equipped with SRC Technology’s AN/TPQ-50 air surveillance radar, counter-sUAS EW system and electro-optic / infrared camera.

These components help the system in detecting low flying and small moving UAS targets, classify them and offer electronic defeat capabilities.

SRC president and CEO Kevin Hair said: “We are proud to provide both our cutting-edge technology and expertise to support the FS-LIDS programme.

“I am incredibly proud of our team for their ability to respond quickly to the army’s urgent need for a counter-sUAS solution, and to have the system selected by the DoD as they work with industry to develop the joint solution for the services.”

Previously, the US Army and the US Air Force selected SRC’s counter-sUAS technology as part of FS-LIDS and Medusa programme respectively.

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