Battelle's counter-UAS DroneDefender being operated by a U.S. soldier. Photo courtesy of Battelle
Florida-based experimentation hub Sofwerx, created by the nonprofit Doolittle Institute and U.S. Special Operations Command, plans to host a series of demonstrations to assess technology the industry has developed to counter small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The company intends to kick off the effort with a technology exposition next year from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 in Tampa.
Sofwerx said it wants to discover “best-of-breed” solutions for finding, tracking and neutralizing small UAS. It “has particular interest in those solutions that provide hard kills (permanently defeat drones), but will also assess all new, novel and provocative technologies. Key technologies of interest include autonomous functionality, mobility, discrimination and multiple target engagement.”
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