February 7, 2020, Bozeman, Montana, USA…. Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) has launched its next-generation multi-mission imaging system for maritime counter UAS (CUAS) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

Combining full HD, 4 sensor configurations and a next generation video processor in a compact, man portable system, the CM262M is the ideal multi-mission optic for maritime ISR and CUAS operations. An IP67 rating ensures reliability in performance in harsh conditions experienced at sea.

When integrated into the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS), the CM262M offers improved detection, identification and tracking capabilities of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) to effectively combat drones at sea. The optic provides automated slew to cue on a detected object, facilitating rapid interpretation and positive identification of an airborne system – a critical component to any counter UAS operation.

“A superior optic is a vital component of an effective counter UAS system as it provides necessary information on the characteristics of the sUAS to the operator, allowing for positive identification,” said Lee Dingman, AVT President. “Once correctly identified, the appropriate action can be taken against the airborne system.

“The X-MADIS is already an extremely capable and innovative CUAS solution,” continued Dingman. “The addition of the CM262M as the optics system allows us to further enhance the capabilities of the X-MADIS, particularly for maritime counter UAS missions.”

AVT Australia, Ascent Vision’s APAC division, will be showcasing the CM262M on the Team Defence Australia stand at the Singapore Airshow from 11 – 16 February. AVT Australia invites delegates to visit their booth B67 to learn more.

About the X-MADIS
The X-MADIS is a fully integrated system that combines the most innovative technologies to offer a powerful fixed-site and on-the-move (OTM) counter UAS solution. The system includes AVT’s pioneering CUAS optic, all-threat air surveillance radars and an electronic warfare system. These components are seamlessly integrated with AVT’s intuitive command and control (C2) software, CUAS Suite, for complete command and control of the entire kill chain. CUAS Suite is a user-friendly interface that ties all the components together into a user-friendly and rapidly-deployable system.

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