To mitigate these threat, Lockheed Martin has come up with an armed drone named MORFIUS MORFIUS is capable of blasting enemy drones out of the sky, with a High Powered Microwave HPM. Lockheed Martin presented the system as part of the AUSAs Global Force. Next conference. MORFIUS is a reusable drone that and can fit inside a 6 inch. Diameter launch tube and weighs less than 30 pounds or 13 kg.. The compact dimension and lightweight nature enable it to be launched from ground stations, vehicles or aircraft. In this video Defense Updates analyzes. How Lockheed Martin’s MORFIUS drone could help the U.S military quash enemy drones Let’s get started.. This video is sponsored by War Thunder the most comprehensive military vehicle online game for PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox, One in which you can go to battle on more than 1200 playable aircraft, tanks, helicopters and ships from the 1930s to the 1990s.. The game has an amazing attention to detail and focuses on a realistic, combat experience, which is why knowing your vehicles and skill really makes a difference. It’s easy to get into, and all you need to play is nothing more, but your mouse and keyboard or controller. Immerse Yourself in cross platform combat with more than 20 million other military vehicle enthusiasts from all over the world Download and play War Thunder for free, using the link in the description below and also get a free bonus, tank or aircraft or ship and three days of premium.

Account. Drone technology has evolved rapidly and the widespread availability of cheap but capable drones is a major threat.. The conflicts in Iraq and Syria have shown that this kind of capability is within reach of even non state actors. In January 2018, a mass drone attack was witnessed on Russias main outposts in Syria, the Khmeimim airbase and the naval base in Tartus. On 19 July 2019. The then U.S President Donald Trump had said that the USS Boxer downed an Iranian drone. As per him. The drone came within 1000 yards of the U.S Navy ship and ignored quotmultiple calls to stand down.. The drone was taken down through the Marine Air Defense, Integrated System or MADIS, which uses several types of Electronic Warfare techniques like radio frequencies, jamming to block the communication system of the drone.. On September 14 2019 the facilities of Saudi Arabia’s oil company Aramco, located in the east of the country, came under attack.. As per reports, the raid began around 4 AM and drones, as well as cruise missiles were used in the attack. There were 18 drones and 7 missiles. The worlds biggest oil refinery near the city of Abqaiq, and a refinery near Khurais, where Saudis second largest oil field is located were targeted. At the presentation. Becca Schwartz, who leads strategy for Lockheed Martin Counter UAS, pointed to, among other things, the spectacular displays of drone swarms in the Olympics as an example of just how much commercial tech can offer for potential terrorist or military swarming.

. Schwartz added Accessibility to the hobbyist means that its accessible to the adversary, Drone swarm technology is being nurtured by many nations for combat use.. The technology of swarming is in which drones as well as smart munitions will be deployed in squadrons, able to think independently and operate as a pack using Artificial Intelligence AI.. This concept will allow thousands of independent units to act as one and home in on the target. In a collaborative fashion., It is evident that drones are set to play an important role in the coming days.. Brian Dunn of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control stated Were focused on how we address the counter UAS swarm threat Lockheed Martin really believes he continued that an airborne delivered. Hpm effect really has an opportunity to make a big difference against the counter UAS swarm flight that were going to be facing in the future. Working as part of a layered approach to counter drone defense. Morfius units will be launched at hostile drones or drone swarms and then disable them in close proximity with potentially a gigawatt of microwave power or, as Lockheed put it a million times. The power of a standard 1000 watt microwave oven. Since MORFIUS, can fly close to its targets and blast them with microwaves at close range. It will require to emit much less powerful burst compared to ground based system.. Viewers may note that microwave emissions lose energy as they cross long distances., As per Lockheed Martine MORFIUSs compact airborne system provides extended range and an onboard seeker to help relieve sensor requirements for expeditionary systems, allowing it to be compatible with various defense service architectures.

, So MORFIUS will Be able to nullify hostile drones well before they can get sensitive areas like an airbase., Mr. Dunn said You have to engage the target before it gets to its ordnance release line if its a kinetic effect or if its an electronic attack or defeat it before it Can employ its ISR capabilities? Importantly, it is stated: MORFIUS is capable of simultaneously defeating multiple threats in a single defensive attack and combatting swarms. Drone technology has seen massive growth and is being used in civilian and military fields.. Experts predict that drones will be a major threat in the coming days.. This kind of capability will be disruptive as it will be hard to defend against with traditional methods. Recently images appeared on social media that show trucks carrying Avenger short range air defense systems on a highway between the Iraqi city of Ramadi, and the Syrian border. Viewers may note that, just a few weeks ago, the top U.S. general overseeing operations in the Middle East indicated That small unmanned aircraft was quotthe most concerning tactical developmentquot, since improvised explosive devices became the weapon of choice for militants and terrorists in the region.. It is likely that the air defense systems is deployed to protect forward bases that the U.S. and other allied forces operate out of in cooperation with locals.

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