New Generation of Counter UAS Systems to Defeat of Low Slow and Small (LSS) Air Threats is a paper by Jacco Dominicus of the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR.
The detection, classification, identification, tracking, and interception of low, slow, and small air threats pose a significant challenge for existing sensor and effector systems. Initial iterations of Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) often relied on identifying the datalink between the drone and its controller, offering limited effectiveness against contemporary threats. However, this approach becomes problematic when operators manipulate standard datalinks and is ineffective against current and future autonomous drones.
Current methods for detecting and neutralizing drones, such as combining radar with optical sensors, also have drawbacks. They are not consistently reliable, generate numerous false alerts, and often require substantial manpower to operate. The NATO SCI-301 Research Task Group (RTG) has been diligently working to define the criteria for second-generation C-UAS systems. This paper provides an overview of the RTG’s findings from their research efforts spanning the past three years.
Publication Date– 2021
New Generation of Counter UAS Systems to Defeat of Low Slow and Small (LSS) Air Threats contains the following major sections:
- SCI-301 and its Background
- LSS Air Vehicles as a Threat
- Countering LSS Air Vehicles
- First and Second-Generation C-UAS Systems
- The Ultimate Goal: Deterrence
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Author- Jacco Dominicus
Post Image- Vignette 1- Protection of a Base from Low Slow Small Air Threats (Image Credit: Author)