DroneShield, collaborating with Lockheed Martin Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaRLab), has integrated its DroneCannon Mk2 – a wide-area, non-kinetic effector – into the Agile Shield programme.
Agile Shield has been developed under the Australian government’s AUSD 1.2 billion Next Generation Technologies Fund framework, as part of the Defence, Science and Technology Group’s Counter Improvised Threats Grand Challenge, and is initially designed for the C-UAS mission.
“The system brings together a number of Australian sensors and effectors with an open mission architecture to provide a rapid, scalable and flexible response to airborne threats. STELaRLab’s contribution included development of the open mission systems architecture and acting as the prime systems integrator,” said Kevin McDonald, STELaRLab’s Integrated Systems Lead for Agile Shield. “The addition of proven C-UAS jammers, such as DroneCannon Mk2, is part of Agile Shield’s planned transition from the virtual world to field demonstrations which occurred in October 2023.”
“DroneCannon Mk2 is a globally recognised effector, in use both in the eastern-European theatre as well as being selected and recommended by the US DoD for base protection requirements,” said DroneShield Sales Director, Red McClintock.
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(Image: The DroneCannon Mk2 has now been integrated into the Agile Shield programme. Credit: DroneShield)