Counter UAS contract awarded to Ascent Vision Technologies

BOZEMAN, Mont. Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) was recently awarded a contract to deliver a full suite of counter drone vehicles to the U.S. Air Force. The total contract value exceeds $23 million and deliveries will begin later this year.

Photo courtesy of Ascent Vision Technologies.

This unique capability, known as the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS), was selected by the Air Force after 18 months of testing, trials, and evaluation across multiple military services and operational spectrums.

The mission of the X-MADIS is to detect, locate, track, identify, and defeat small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) by combining the capabilities of radar, optics, radio frequency detection, and electronic command and control mitigation of the aircraft.

This most recent contract award was the latest step in a three-year run for AVT's expansion into Counter UAS (CUAS) operations and its dedicated research, development, testing, and fielding of purpose-built CUAS components and integrated systems.