A report by Jane’s International Defence Review states the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MoD) has purchased an undisclosed number of counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) to support operations both at home and abroad. Following a two-year programme, the MoD selected several systems from Danish C-UAS specialist MyDefence Communications to support dismounted and vehicle operations as well as the protection of main and forward operating bases.
Jane’s was told the equipment include the Wingman-105 Small Handheld/Wearable Drone Detector and Watchdog 200 Networked RF Sensor. Deliveries of both C-UAS products are expected to be completed by September 2020.
The latest variant in the Wingman series, the 105 model, has been designed as a standalone UAS detection system for special operations forces, according to MyDefence Communications. Designed to provide personnel with an alert of UAS activity during an evaluation period, the Wingman-105 has demonstrated its capability to detect UASs at ranges in excess of 1 km depending on environmental conditions.
The Wingman-105 includes 60° directional 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz ISM band antennas and can be networked to command-and-control (C2) devices including the US Department of Defense’s Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK). The system can also be upgraded with the AA100 External Active Antenna (AA100) omnidirectional antenna for 360° coverage, depending on end-user requirements.
Jane’s also reports MyDefence Communications is designing a new accessory for the Wingman-series of products. The body-worn vibrator system can be worn around the neck or wrist and has been developed to create non-audible alerts.
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