DSEI 2023: MARSS launches its “drop and forget” CUAS expeditionary solution

Live from DSEI, defence and security technology specialist, MARSS, has announced the launch of NiDAR X-SCOUT – a rapidly deployable Counter UAS expeditionary system.

A highly mobile and flexible solution, NiDAR X-SCOUT is an easy deployable CUAS system, that has been built around the flatbed of a Land Cruiser – one of the smallest pickup trucks that is widely used across the Middle East. Transported by a pick-up truck or military vehicle (or even air-dropped) NiDAR X-SCOUT can be placed in any location and remotely operated as a stand-alone unit for over a week.

Despite its small form factor, X-SCOUT retains all the functionality of MARSS’ NiDAR Expeditionary CUAS systems, leveraging MARSS’ proprietary hybrid intelligence software and interface, that fuses multiple sensors to detect, classify and neutralise threats, quickly and accurately.

Some of its key features include cutting-edge cameras, radar, and radio frequency (RF) detection, capable of detecting a CAT2 UAS from over 15km away. It also offers RF jamming capabilities and can connect to a wide range of counter UAS effectors – including MARSS’ Short-Range and Medium-Range Interceptors – to neutralise the hostile UAV, controlled from a remote location or operated autonomously.

X-SCOUT is a rapidly deployable Counter UAS expeditionary system. We listened to the needs of our customers who wanted an expedition-ready, drop and forget solution – capable of operating autonomously, meshed into a network of other sensor stations – with the same performance of the rest of MARSS’ NiDAR CUAS capabilities. An operator with minimal training can get X-SCOUT deployed remotely in under five minutes.

As a highly adaptable, flexible solution, X-SCOUT is able to support a variety of customer requirements. It can be used in forward operations, on the battlefield, or in a public space to offer complete protection against UAS. X-SCOUT is not only compact, but it’s cost efficient and modular, giving you everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Frederik Giepmans, Managing Director at MARSS Safety & Security

As the latest addition to MARSS’s NiDAR X product range, X-SCOUT joins an advanced range of flexible, mobile defence and surveillance solutions, that includes the containerised X-JOC Command and Control centre, on display at DSEI.

Like its sister models, the easy-to-use, easy-to-move X-SCOUT can either operate independently as a standalone unit providing counter UAS surveillance, or as part of a mesh network, interfacing with a Command and Control centre to provide additional coverage.

Visit MARSS’ stand at H1-680 to find out more about X-Scout, and view MARSS’ replica containerised C2, X-JOC, where visitors will be able to experience, first-hand, the unique capabilities of MARSS’ NiDAR system in a variety of scenarios.

Source: MARSS news release

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