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Orbital ATK Demos Counter-Drone Tech at Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment

Orbital ATK Demos Counter-Drone Tech at Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Orbital ATK Demos Counter-Drone Tech at Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment - top government contractors - best government contracting eventOrbital ATK demonstrated its anti-unmanned aerial system defense system at the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment held at Fort Sill in Oklahoma in an effort to gather feedback and address short-range air defense capability gaps.

The company said Wednesday the AUDS platform worked to help soldiers detect, track and target hostile UAS during the demonstration.

AUDS has electronic and kinetic components that include the XM914 30mm Bushmaster Chain Gun mounted on the Stryker armored vehicle.

“The ability to insert proven technologies is the key to shortening acquisition time and providing soldiers with the equipment they need today,“ said Dan Olson, vice president and general manager for Orbital ATK's armament systems division.

Olson added that MFIX and other exercises provide the U.S. Army and industry an opportunity to collaborate on efforts that seek to facilitate the delivery of next-generation tech platforms.

The company also used MFIX as a venue to showcase how its XM25 airburst weapon works to help service personnel attack malicious drones.

Orbital ATK will incorporate AUDS into a mobile-based anti-drone defense platform under a potential $8.5 million contract with the Army's program directorate for counter-rocket, artillery and mortar.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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