Radar platform specialist Echodyne on Tuesday announced delivery of its metamaterial detection systems providing enhanced ground and aerial security and defense capabilities to the US Army as part of a multi-year program supply contract.
The Echodyne radar tech delivered Tuesday will be integrated into the US Army’s wider $191 million Security Surveillance System (SSS) program being overseen by prime contractor Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC). Uses will span from perimeter protection of military installations, to preventive detection objectives during operations, and border security.
Transfer of the first shipment of Echodyne radar assets come amid rising public awareness about the increasingly furtive nature of tech-powered threats, especially remotely operated or automated UAVs. Diverse use of drones for military and criminal purposes have gained wider attention of late, especially following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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