Liteye Delivers First SHIELD Systems to RCCTO C-SUAS HEL Program | Your money

Centennial, Colorado, April 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Denver, Colorado-based Liteye Systems announced the delivery of the first SHIELD system to the U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser (HEL) (RCCTO) effort . The system was delivered on time and will now be ready for deployment. Liteye won the multi-year contract to integrate its SHIELD payload into the HEL C-sUAS effort last year.

The military, acting as the executive agent of C-sUAS, remains focused on eliminating UAS threats. During a Senate Armed Services hearing in May 2021, SECARMY, Christine Wormuth, said, “The military needs to be very mindful of challenges like counter-UAS for example…those are absolutely areas we need to work on. in terms of developing our capabilities. and obviously being able to test our abilities.

The goal of the C-sUAS HEL prototype effort is to develop, integrate, manufacture, and ultimately test a prototype HEL system(s) in an operationally relevant environment. This contract enables the rapid prototyping of one or more cost-effective, representative near-production HEL systems, which will be integrated into current military combat management systems.

Liteye’s SHIELD payload will provide detection, tracking and identification of Group 1 and 2 UAS in a range of combat environments that will utilize the new SPYGLASS™ 3D radar developed in Colorado by Numerica Corporation. The HEL “hard kill” capability will be provided by a partner company and integrated into Liteye’s SHIELD payload for testing and demonstration during operational testing and evaluations. The integration of the SHIELD platform will support the U.S. Army’s maneuverability in brigade combat teams and will also be compatible with robotic vehicles like Pratt & Miller’s Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV).

“This effort represents months of focused effort by our engineering team and renews our strategic partnership with the U.S. military that dates back to 2016 when we sent our first C-sUAS systems to Iraq,” Kenneth said. Geyer, CEO and co-founder of Liteye Systems. “The current drone war raging in places around the world such as Ukraine and the Middle East makes this delivery all the faster.”

Liteye’s C-sUAS solutions can be layered with multiple effectors and combat management systems to detect, track, identify and defeat threats operating in the air, on the ground, on the surface and across the electromagnetic spectrum. These solutions can be configured for custom mission platforms; stationary/semi-stationary robotic vehicles, light/portable, mobile and unmanned/unmanned vehicles. The Liteye Services team provides 24/7 support, training and system updates to ensure systems remain effective against threats of increasing complexity.

“On behalf of the Liteye team, we thank the U.S. military for their confidence in our systems and our team as we move rapidly forward in the evolution of the systems. We also thank our partners Numerica and Pratt & Miller as well as a a long list of other external stakeholders who played a role in bringing about this contract,” Geyer said. Liteye expects additional contracts for SHIELD systems in the coming weeks.

*Liteye is the exclusive supplier of SPYGLASS Radar.

About the Joint C-sUAS Office (JCO): In November 2019, the Secretary of Defense designated the Army as the executive agent for Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) and in turn, the Secretary of the Army raised the Joint C-sUAS Office (JCO) under a 2-star director within the G-3/5/7 Army to address UAS threats while eliminating duplicates jobs and redundancies within the DoD.

About the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO): SECARMY has designated the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) as the material and acquisition support for the JCO. The JCO and RCCTO work to develop, detect, track, identify and defeat sUAS hazards and threats using synchronized solutions across common service areas.

About Liteye Systems, Inc. ( Based in Colorado, Liteye Systems, Inc. is a global leader and manufacturer and integrator of military and commercial unmanned aerial systems (CUAS) systems technology solutions. , maker of American AUDS, Drone Sense and Warn Systems, high-resolution rugged head-mounted displays (HMDs), augmented sights, thermal surveillance systems, covert surveillance systems, electronic warfare packages, radar systems, and fire control software solutions. With offices in the UK and commercial subsidiaries around the world, Liteye protects critical infrastructure against real-world threats. Media contact: Marya Mista [email protected]

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