Ascent Vision Technologies has recently completed the next phase of field testing with its counter UAS system, the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS), for the U.S. Air Force.
The latest event was conducted at an undisclosed location and focused on optimising the system for the Air Force’s selected platforms.
The testing continues to validate the performance characteristics of the X-MADIS for the Air Force’s programs, and provides critical information for documenting operational procedures.
AVT was awarded the contract this summer after months of testing, trials and evaluation across multiple military services and operational spectrums.
The contract, which exceeds £17.8m ($23m), calls for multiple counter UAS systems (CUAS) to be delivered to the Air Force.
The first X-MADIS system is scheduled to be delivered to the Air Force in December.
Lee Dingman, president at AVT, said: “Our X-MADIS units are in service around the world protecting combat forces, civilians and critical infrastructure, as well as some of the world’s most influential leaders.”
Adding: “We are honored that the U.S. Air Force selected the X-MADIS as their counter UAS solution to effectively fight hostile threats and protect their service members in the field. AVT’s comprehensive training services focus on optimizing the X-MADIS for the mission at hand. We provide tailored training solutions for customers to help them make rapid and informed decisions when responding to sUAS threats.”