Thursday, February 29, 2024

U.S. Navy test modern counter-UAS technologies aboard USS Shiloh cruiser

U.S. Navy Sailors held some tests and training with a modern counter-UAS device designed to provide an integrated, layered solution, from sensing to intercept of drones.

The Carrier Strike Group 5 released some footage that shows training with a Drone Restricted Access Using Known EW aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) in the Philippine Sea.

The Northrop Grumman’s Drone Restricted Access Using Known EW, called a DRAKE, is a radio-frequency negation system that delivers a non-kinetic, selective electronic attack of Group 1 drones.

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DRAKE demonstrates the feasibility of repurposing mature counter-improvised explosive device technology for interoperable, counter-UAS missions while protecting friendly force communications.

USS Shiloh is attached to Commander, Task Force 70/Carrier Strike Group 5 conducting underway operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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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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