Anduril adds interceptor drone to its AI-driven counter-drone solution

A robust interceptor drone is the latest addition to Anduril Industries’ counter-drone system for military and industrial applications. Anduril demonstrated a high-powered interceptor drone to NBC News at the company’s test facility near Irvine, California, using the drone to bring down an off-the-shelf quadcopter hovering 100 ft off the ground, before landing undamaged itself. NBC reports Anduril recently signed a military contract to deploy interceptor drones overseas in conflict zones.

Anduril secured its first contract in 2017 to provide perimeter security to US Customs and Border Protection for the US-Mexico border. The company subsequently expanded its Artificial Intelligence (AI) –based technology to support drone detection and mitigation activity. The company’s suite of detection and identification products includes Sentry Tower – a network of optical, micro wave and infrared detection systems – and AI-powered Lattice sensor fusion system. Lattice is a software and hardware system which can be used to integrate third party sensors into a single networked platform. It is designed to classify and track any vehicle, person, drone or other threat in a defined area. The counter-drone solution also includes the modular Ghost UAS component, an autonomous single rotor, long-endurance high speed drone. It is operated autonomously from the Lattice web mobile App. Multiple Ghosts can be controlled by one operator to support large-scale operations such as patrolling wide areas. ANDURIL latest addition is the military-grade interceptor drone, designed to counter drone intrusions.

Anduril systems are currently used for perimeter security applications by military forces in the US and overseas.

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