On a hill in southwest Oklahoma, Soldiers and civilians are testing equipment that can assist service members in the fight against unmanned aerial vehicles. The testing is taking place during Fort Sill’s Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX) from April 3 through 12.
The equipment is called AUDS, which stands for anti-unmanned aerial vehicle defense system, and works against UAVs, or drones, by detecting, tracking, identifying and defeating them, said Tom Scott, president of LITEYE Systems, to helped create AUDS.
According to Scott, the system works first by using the radar and camera to detect a drone. The radar feed comes from two 180-degree radars placed back-to-back in order to give the operators a 360 degree feed in real time. With the camera feed connected to the system, they are able to see what may be flying in their area.