April 29, 2020, Bozeman, Montana….As the need to continue to adapt to the growing threat posed by small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) has released the latest variant of the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS), offering next-generation portable, on-the-move counter sUAS capabilities.
The newest version of the X-MADIS incorporates several new hardware components for enhanced ruggedness and on-the-move accuracy in rough terrain. It also offers improved power distribution and simpler setup and deployment. To ensure no threat goes undetected, the X-MADIS combines radar with a radio frequency (RF) detection sensor for reliable detection, classification and locating of commercial sUAS.
Tailored to each mission, customers now have a choice of multiple electronic warfare systems to defeat sUAS and drone swarms. Two gyro-stabilized optics are available for integration, including the pioneering CM262 4-configuration, 26lb payload and the field-proven CM202U 12lb payload. Both optics are enhanced with smart features, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities for improved situational awareness.
“Our top priority is keeping our customers better protected against the threat, which is why we continually deliver upgrades to the X-MADIS system,” said Lee Dingman, AVT President. “This latest X-MADIS version is the result of three years of development, testing and integration of new and improved features and components. Our Counter UAS team is responsive to our customers’ demands, and we constantly evaluate the future threat to keep our customers ahead of their enemies.”
Integrated using AVT’s latest CUAS Suite software release, the X-MADIS provides seamless command and control of all components and features. Operators can rapidly detect, locate, track, identify, classify and defeat a sUAS or drone swarm using the touchscreen interface.