Department 13 Mesmer C-UAS “integrated within the Thales Bushmaster protected vehicle”

Numerous press reports say Department 13 (D13)’s counter-UAS (C-UAS) system MESMER has been integrated into the Thales Bushmaster vehicle following a cooperative agreement between EPE, Thales Australia and Department 13.

The mobile version of Mesmer was reportedly launched at the recent Land Forces event in in Adelaide, Australia.

Bushmaster is an 11-tonne, 4×4 protected vehicle with a 4-tonne payload, designed to perform a diverse range of mission profiles. Variants include troop carrier, command, patrol, support, weapons deployment and ambulance. The MESMER software has been integrated within the Bushmaster’s Electronic Warfare Platform. MESMER is a low power, non-jamming, non-line of sight and non-kinetic C-UAS which manipulates weaknesses in UAS digital radio protocols.


(Image: Thales and Dutch Ministry of Defence)

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