Monday, July 15, 2024

Lockheed Martin successfully tests MoRFIUS counter-unmanned aerial system

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp has successfully tested the Mobile Radio Frequency-Integrated Unmanned Aircraft System Suppressor (MoRFIUS) counter-unmanned aerial system.

Lockheed Martin says the new system built with the expeditionary force in mind to provide a critical layer of protection in the sky.

The MoRFIUS is a high power microwave-based counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) interceptor designed to defeat drone swarms in flight. It uses high-power microwave technology to effective and affordable knock dozens of drones out of the sky in a short time.

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U.S. Army officials reported that MoRFIUS in tube-launchable version already being tested with other United States Department of Defense air-defense systems.

To validate that MoRFIUS would be a good fit, the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) will conduct a four-part evaluation of the prototype. The evaluation is expected to culminate with a guided flight test where Soldiers would operate the full system in a field-based scenario and provide feedback on the suitability and effectiveness of the system and training materials.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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