U.S. Army to Deploy Liteye SpyGlass 3D Radar Solution

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November 30, 2021

Liteye Systems, which develops counter-drone systems, has announced that the U.S. Army will be the first customer of its Spyglass 3D Radar as part of a multi-mission, multi-domain defense solution. Liteye said the Spyglass 3D Radar is designed and manufactured by Numerica Corporation, based in Fort Collins. The company also said production orders are now being accepted, with delivery beginning in Q2 2022, with the U.S. military taking priority deliveries.

“This technology is a pivotal move forward in addressing emerging UAS [unmanned aircraft systems] and ground threats,” said Kenneth Geyer, CEO and co-founder of Liteye Systems. “The need is urgent, and the threat continues to increase in terms of risks to life and mission.”

Spyglass is designed to detect ground threats and track small, autonomous UAS beyond 3.5 km with precise measurements to support a range of mitigation techniques. The system has been built with embedded C2 and AI software to enable broad-area autonomous sensor networks and integration into layered defense systems.

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“Spyglass was born out of our first-hand experience with gaps in the short-range radar market,” said Nate Knight, vice president of air and missile defense at Numerica. “The rapidly growing autonomous drone threat presented an opportunity to turn our attention to building a new radar from the ground up that would leverage our decades of experience solving critical air and missile defense problems and applying our proven radar processing and tracking technologies in new ways.”

The company’s broader counter-drone systems can be layered with multiple effectors and battle management systems to detect, track, identify and defeat threats operating in the air, ground, on the surface and in the electromagnetic spectrum. Solutions can be configured for customized mission platforms; fixed/semi-fixed, light vehicle/man-portable, mobile and unmanned/uncrewed robotic vehicles.

For more information, visit the Liteye Systems website.

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