Visionary Machines to develop C-UAS technology for Australian defence department

Defence Connect reports that Visionary Machines has been awarded an innovation contract to develop its Pandion counter drone and robotic autonomous systems passive 3D multispectral perception sensor technology. The contract follows the company’s winning submission to Army Innovation Day 2023, an Australian Department of Defence initiative that sees the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA) partner with the Australian Army to challenge industry in solving complex problems for the Land Force.

Visionary Machines tendered for and was successful in securing a Phase 2 technology demonstration contract applicable across all three Counter Robotic and Autonomous Systems (C-RAS) capability themes, including Counter Aerial, Counter Ground and Counter Littoral and Riverine RAS.

Visionary Machines’ Pandion C-RAS Passive 3D Multispectral Perception System is an optical system for drone detection with multiple vehicle and stationary array applications. It is designed to track targets including uncrewed aerial systems, uncrewed ground systems, and uncrewed waterborne systems at significant distances from ground level or near ground level.

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