When choosing a counter-UAS system to meet the latest and upcoming UAS threats, buyers should question its stage of evolution.
In 2019, America’s six biggest defence contractors spent on average just 2.5 per cent of their sales on research and development each year. This has to change.
Instead, developers must be free to respond with speed and agility to changing circumstances and needs. Smaller businesses, with fewer constraints and the ability to focus their research and development on very specific threats, can help the industry in this respect.
Another factor that can obstruct progress, is the bias of some companies toward selling only their own hardware. Developers need to have the flexibility to draw on best of breed manufacturers and partners for the most suitable equipment, products and systems to best serve each solution. Specialisms in system integration, software and command and control technology are crucial to bringing all the elements together quickly and effectively.
When choosing a counter-UAS system to meet the latest and upcoming UAS threats, buyers should question its stage of evolution. Not all systems on the market have actually been operationally deployed. Even fewer have been operationally proven. These are important differences. The MARSS NiDAR system is deployed and tactically proven Worldwide with its Sensor Fusion and full Countermeasure menu.