Lockheed Martin says it has unveiled a new capability that will allow users to detect and counter emerging threats from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in various environments.
The solution, called ICARUS, has been field-tested and demonstrated to several domestic and international customers over the past year. Those tests demonstrated its ability to identify and intercept commercially available UAS, says Lockheed Martin.
“The U.S. government is seeing an increase in the use of commercially available UAS platforms for surveillance and weaponization,” notes Deon Viergutz, vice president of cyber solutions for Lockheed Martin. “What Lockheed Martin has developed in ICARUS is a system that can detect, recognize and counteract these systems with pinpoint accuracy.”
The development of the ICARUS software system draws on the company’s history of innovations in electronic warfare, cybersecurity and countermeasures associated with sophisticated threats. It was developed through Lockheed Martin internal investment and combines advanced cyber and cyber electromagnetic activity experience with sensor technology and non-kinetic techniques.