Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Counter UAS Technology Showcased at USG Tactical Demonstration Exercises

SPARKS, Nev., May 31, 2017 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully showcased its SkyCAP counter Unmanned Aerial System (CUAS) capability recently at tactical demonstrations for the United States Government (USG). The exercises, which took place in April and May, validated SkyCAP as a viable and effective system solution for lightweight dismounted, on-the-move tactical vehicle platforms, and fixed-site infrastructure protection.

SNC, whose Electronic Warfare (EW) technology is proven in critical environments worldwide, wrapped up a Black Dart CUAS Joint exercise this month at Eglin Air Force Base. The exercise was based on expeditionary, fixed-site and on-the-move CUAS technology.

In April, SNC sent engineers to Yuma, Arizona, to perform multiple UAS defeat missions supporting Joint Service operational requirements. Missions included detecting, tracking, identifying and defeating UAS threats representative of what U.S. and coalition forces face in forward deployed locations.

To meet USG requirements, SNC leveraged and adapted its currently operationally deployed, dismounted Advanced EW System – Modular (AEWS-M) based system.  This new multifunction variant is known as SkyCAP. The new system provides superior UAS identification and radio frequency (RF) defeat performance. SkyCAP continues to exceed all of the users’ threshold operational requirements. Performance of the SkyCAP dismounted system has demonstrated its immediate readiness and relevance to the Joint Force for dismounted and expeditionary CUAS protection.  

Integrated with industry-leading tactical radar detection and electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) sensors, the exercises validated SkyCAP as a viable system solution for fixed-site security, critical infrastructure protection and vehicular platform integration with on-the-move detection, tracking, identification and defeat.

SNC’s next generation, multifunctional EW systems are designed for protection in multi-domain battlefield environments. Learn more about SNC’s Advanced Electronic Warfare Systems.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation

Recognized as one of “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space,” Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) provides customer-focused advanced technology solutions in the areas of space, aviation, electronics and systems integration. SNC’s diverse technologies are used in applications including space exploration and satellites, aircraft integrations, navigation and guidance systems, threat detection and security, scientific research and infrastructure protection. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, SNC operates under the leadership of owners, CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, with a workforce of more than 3,000 personnel in 34 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany and Turkey providing global support to customers.

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