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Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS)

Drone Launch: RASP participant sets his drone for takeoff in another RASP demonstration at Singing River IslandThe rapid increase in the availability and sophistication of UAS represents a significant challenge, as their capabilities progress faster than the ability to assess and mitigate the threat posed by nefarious small UAS.

The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) program assesses C-UAS technologies both in laboratory and real-world operational environments and assists DHS Components in: developing and refining requirements, completing the Congressionally mandated 6 USC 124n process to test and evaluate prototype C-UAS capabilities at a covered asset or mission, and in executing limited-duration C-UAS technology pilots at DHS Component locations. The program also guides the development of new and innovative technologies to deliver critical C-UAS capabilities to DHS Components.  

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The following technology is available either commercially or from S&T. Review for contact information.

Contact sandtcuasprogram@hq.dhs.gov.

Learn more about our R&D mission and discover how you can Work with S&T to help strengthen the nation's homeland security!

Last Updated: 04/19/2022
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