Comprehensive Counter-Drone Capability, Soft, Hard and Directed Energy Kill Ready (sponsored)
Countering the threat posed by drones is now a global problem and a growing concern for the military, government and internal security forces on every continent.
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Unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAS) are expected to be increasingly used for malicious purposes, as cameras, weapons, toxic chemicals and explosives they can carry will be used for terrorist acts, espionage and smuggling.
The Titanis Counter UAS (C-UAS) system was developed by Electro Optic Systems (EOS) to deal with the growing threat of malicious and threatening unmanned aerial vehicles.Based on EOS’s R-Series (RW) family of remote weapon stations, Titanis is a fully integrated, scalable C-UAS package combining specific detection, command and control (C2) and layered hard and soft killing capabilities needed to acquire, track and defeat the swarming threats of UAS.
The Titanis system allows operators to combine solutions to kill large numbers and different combinations of small and large drones to ensure that the threat can be mitigated, regardless of their direction, number and capabilities, while managing environmental, geographical, airborne space and staff safety.
Flexible mortality options from 7.62 mm MG to 35kW directional energy
A typical Titanis configuration includes direct fire systems, passive and active electronic warfare systems with soft killing (EW), an integrated set of sensors-including Pulse-Doppler, software-defined radar, day / thermal camera, laser rangefinder and radio frequency (RF) detection systems – and an additional directed energy killing (DE) system. These systems are located together and are integrated through its own C2 system and fire control system developed by EOS.
Heavy firing solutions, point protections ranging from the 7.62mm Dillon Aero M134 series mini-rifle to 30mm larger caliber cannons (eg Northrop Grumman M230LF 30mm cannon with EOS R400S Mk2 RWS or Mk44 II Bushmaster heavier chain pistol EOS R800 RWS), firing munitions with air blasts (including 30 mm x 113 mm close air blasts and 30 mm x 173 mm air shots) to deliver C-UAS effects up to 3000 m.
Less than 8 seconds to detect defeat in all drone threats
One of the key differences between C-UAS and other missions is the high angular velocity that can be achieved by UAS in a relatively short range. EOS RWSs have been modified with a four-axis independent rotating sensor device that can move independently in azimuth to track fast-moving targets. The 1-Hz laser provides laser measurement and tracking during engagement.
Passive and active soft-killing EW systems, designed to operate in all frequency bands of all threats, as with radar solutions, are integrated according to customer preferences. Typical solutions include proposals from Blighter in the UK, Echodyne in the US and RADA in Israel.
The DE system of Titanis is implemented with a 35kW high energy laser (HEL), although the HEL in its current format can be increased to about 55kW. The HEL system is demonstrated as a small container system; However, while the DE beam director is slightly different from the weapon station, it has a 60% share with the R400S RWS and will therefore be usable by deployable platforms.
Developed and manufactured internally by EOS, the DE-system, which includes the beam director and a co-installed optical target identification and tracking system, is designed to deal with UAS swarm I, II and III threats, with high levels of target engagement, with a range of 4000 m.
The ability to maintain and manage the quality of the beam, the software that provides precise activation and drive of the process, as well as all mechanical projects and architectures, are all EOS projects and intellectual property.
Probably the highest growth rate in light mortality systems is in the space of unmanned systems, both for the integration of unmanned platforms with remote control and for the engagement and defeat of unmanned systems. In the C-UAS application, the Titanis with direct grip / protection point, passive and active REB and directional energy capabilities is a significant force multiplier.
Electro-optical systems (EOS) is a leading Australian company for defense, space and communications, registered in ASX. EOS has designed, manufactured and exported advanced technology systems for more than 35 years. The company is a world leader in space information and intelligence services; optical sensor modules; kinetic and directional energy weapon systems and ultra-secure ultra-high-capacity optical and microwave products for land, sea and space communications. EOS has recently expanded its inclusion capabilities battlefield command and guided weapons. please contact [email protected] For more information.