Over 300 participants from 15 NATO nations, three partner nations, the EU, industry and the scientific community took part in a NATO exercise earlier this month in the Netherlands, aimed at improving their capabilities in countering potentially hostile small drones.
C-UAS TIE23 (Counter Unmanned Aircraft System Technical Interoperability Exercise) brought together a wide range of specialists, representing a broad spectrum of stakeholders and influencers, to test high-tech commercial solutions used to detect, identify, and neutralise drones. Some 70 systems and technologies, including sensors, effectors and jammers, were tested live. The objective was to verify these high-tech solutions are able to connect instantly and operate together seamlessly.
The proliferation and misuse of small, widely available drones continues to cause concern. Constantly improving the ability of C-UAS systems to operate together helps to strengthen alliance air defence and deterrence. The exercise was organised by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) and hosted by the C-UAS Joint Nucleus within the Dutch MoD.
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(Image: Over 300 participants gathered in the Netherlands to test 70+ technologies to better facilitate collaborative C-UAS operations. Credit: NATO)