US technology company CACI International has acquired Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT), a provider of counter unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) solutions; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) technology.
According to a CACI press release, AVT provides electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems designed for airborne, ground, and maritime platforms, delivering effective ISR and target acquisition capabilities for day and night operations.
This proprietary imaging technology is utilised in AVT’s X-MADIS system, an on-the-move, mobile and fixed site, c-UAS solution that detects, locates, tracks, identifies, and defeats UAS threats. X-MADIS integrates radar, AVT’s gyro-stabilised optical sensors, and non-kinetic electronic warfare capabilities to provide a comprehensive solution to combating the threat of hostile UAS and near-peer airborne threats. X-MADIS can also provide ground and surface surveillance, counter-IED, hostile fire location, and integrated kinetic capabilities. In addition, AVTs gyro-stabilized optics, c-UAS software suite and graphical user interface are key components integrated into the US Marine Corps MADIS family of systems.
The acquisition combines AVT’s EO/IR and X-MADIS technologies with CACI’s signals intelligence, electronic warfare, and CORIAN capabilities. CACI says its open-source, system-of-systems architectures provides interoperability and speeds new capabilities to customers in the defense and security markets. AVT adds to CACI’s US Army and Navy presence with the US Air Force and Marine Corps, as well as international customers.
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