Ascent Vision Technologies has made the first deliveries of its latest eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS) to a non-disclosed US Department of Defense customer.
The delivery, part of a major contract award, included the latest variant of the X-MADIS.
This latest version promises improved portable, on-the-move capabilities in combating small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS).
Combining radar with a radio frequency (RF) detection sensor, the X-MADIS offers greater reliability in detection, classification and locating of one or multiple sUAS simultaneously, Ascent claims.
It can work in all light conditions and comes with high zoom capabilities.
Other enhancements include improved power distribution, simpler setup and deployment features, and new hardware components for reliable counter-UAS on-the-move in rough terrain.
Terry Erb, air defense program manager at AVT, said: “As the threat of weaponized sUAS and drone incidents escalate, it’s critical that we continue to offer the latest technologies to provide effective and reliable counter-UAS systems to the US military and our allies around the world.
“The latest variant of the X-MADIS builds on our combat-proven technology with innovative enhancements that offers better protection against hostile drones.”