Countering Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

To understand the full spectrum of countering Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS), it is important to note that exclusively focussing on the ‘drone’ does not provide the complete picture. UAS are grouped into several categories and consist of numerous components, depending on their size and application. Countering UAS requires a comprehensive approach by all the military and non-military disciplines that can project lethal and non-lethal effects on any of the components of an uncrewed system.

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A Comprehensive Approach to Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems

This technical manual covers all aspects of having to counter the full spectrum of unmanned aircraft and their respective system components. It should serve to bring together both civilian and military experts by initiating thought [...]

A Comprehensive Approach to Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems

And Why Current Initiatives Fall Short
Over the last decades, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have been fielded in every military service, ranging from handheld micro-UAS to medium-sized tactical systems to fully grown and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). At the same time, [...]

The Rise of Consumer Drones Threat

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly referred to as drones, have been one of the most rapidly advancing technologies developed in the last decade. While remotely-piloted aircraft have been traditionally used by the military and, [...]

The Implications for Force Protection Practitioners of Having to Counter Unmanned Systems

A Think-Piece
The subject of Counter-Unmanned Air Systems (C-UAS) has become what can best be described as a ‘hot-topic’, not just for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) but, globally. The primary question that this think-piece seeks [...]

Detecting and Neutralizing Mini-Drones

Sensors and Effectors against an Asymmetric Threat
Small (15–150 kg), mini (<15 kg), micro (<66 J energy state) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) will drastically proliferate in the near future with rapidly advancing performance and functionalities. Progress in power storage, avionics miniaturization, materials [...]

NATO Air Policing Against Unmanned Aircraft

Considerations for a New Approach
‘When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying [...]

Small Drones

From Cheap Toys to Terrorist Tools – Detection and Disruption Challenges
In recent years, military personnel have become increasingly familiar with the use of drones for anything from practice targets to air strikes. Military drones show huge promise and will certainly play an important role in [...]

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in Contested Environments

A Vulnerability Analysis
Over the past two decades, Remotely Piloted Aircraft System(s) (RPAS) have been fielded in increasing numbers across many nations and military services. RPAS provide distinctive capabilities for the Joint Force Commander (JFC) with reduced risk [...]

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