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GBAD - The return of 'FOBS'


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If Canada goes with CAMM/CAMM-ER for the CSC, I hope we have the sense to go with the a NASAMS with CAMM/CAMM-ER, rather than having the CA decide on an orphan missile for GBAD.
Ha ha, you put sense and Canada in the same sentence!!!!


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Is that a Russian agit prop site? or a Republican one?



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Maybe vet your sources a touch? Putin to save us from Nuclear war? The fuck lol. Go woke go weak? Man alive what on earth had you going through this crap?



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GDLS from US develops TRX SHORAD new counter-drones robotic platform​


American company GDLS (General Dynamics Land Systems) develops the TRX SHORAD (Short range air defense), a new counter-drone solution based on its TRX unmanned tracked robotic platform fitted with a weapon station armed with one 30mm automatic cannon and Stinger surface-to-air missile launchers.
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GDLS TRX SHORAD new counter-done robotic platform armed with one 30mm automatic cannon and eight launchers able to fire Stinger surface-to-air missiles. (Picture source GDLS)

The TRX "Tactical Robot eXperimental" is an unmanned tracked robotic system with a weight of 10 tons that has been designed for use in military operations and other hazardous environments. It is a multi-role platform able to be fitted with different types of weapons and combat systems to carried-out a wide range of missions. TRX sets a new best-in-class payload capacity to accommodate any mission equipment package. It is capable of operating in a wide range of terrains and environments, including urban, desert, and jungle environments.

The TRX is positioned to provide superior performance as an enabling technology in a myriad of critical battlefield roles, including direct and indirect fire, autonomous resupply, complex obstacle breaching, counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS), electronic warfare (EW), reconnaissance, and other battlefield missions.
The TRX is based on a multirole tracked chassis platform weighing 10,000 kg with a payload capacity of 450 kg and a flat deck to accommodate any type of mission equipment package. The robot is powered by a hybrid power plant based on a diesel engine, batteries, and electric motors. Its characteristics are sufficient to ensure high mobility on the ground, as well as to power the platform systems and payload.
The TRX SHORAD (Short range air defense) has been developed by GDLS (General Dynamics Land Systems) to offer a new robotic solution able to perform counter-drone missions using onboard weapon systems. It can conduct semi-autonomous operations and is fast enough to keep up with high-speed maneuver formations like the Stryker Brigade Combat Team and the Armored BCT (Brigade Combat Team).
The TRX robot is designed to be remotely controlled by an operator using a handheld controller or a laptop computer. It can also operate autonomously, using onboard sensors and AI (Artificial Intelligence) algorithms to navigate and carry out missions
The TRX robot is also equipped with a range of sensors, including cameras, laser rangefinders, and thermal imagers, which allow it to detect and identify targets at long ranges.
The TRX SHORAD is equipped with a remotely operated weapon station armed with one 30mm automatic cannon and two groups of four missile launchers able to fire Stinger surface-to-air missiles. The Stinger missile is a shoulder-launched, heat-seeking, surface-to-air missile (SAM) that is primarily used to engage low-flying aircraft and helicopters. It was developed by General Dynamics (now Raytheon) in the United States and has been in service since the early 1980s.
The Stinger missile is a "fire-and-forget" weapon, which means that once it is launched, the operator does not need to guide it to the target. Instead, the missile's guidance system takes over and directs it toward the target.
The Stinger missile has two main variants, the FIM-92A, and the FIM-92B. The FIM-92A has a range of up to 4.8 km (3 miles) and a maximum altitude of around 3.8 km (12,500 feet), while the FIM-92B has a range of up to 8 km (5 miles) and a maximum altitude of around 4.6 km (15,000 feet).
I like the 2 x Quad Stinger pods on this system for a LAV-SHORAD over the Stinger/Hellfire combo on the Stryker M-SHORAD.

Would something like this TRX SHORAD system have some advantages over a top-heavy TAPV-SHORAD for a Light Brigade as it can fit in a Chinook and you can pack more of them into a CC-130 or CC-177 than either a LAV or TAPV version? I'm thinking that with the number of UAVs potentially around the battlefield you would want a gun-based GBAD system available to dismounted troops so you don't have to waste MANPADS on inexpensive UAVs.

Something like this could be used for forward airfield defence as well...fly it in with the advance party. Could also fit in an AOPS - either to accompany disembarking troops or even on the deck/helipad for self-defence.


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Australian company is trialing a "passive radar"...a non-emitting sensor that provides active radar-like detection of aerial objects.

I can see this being a big potential advantage in the AD world as it prevents the enemy from being able to target your AD sensors with anti-radiation missiles.

The system relies on existing TV and radio signals to detect targets...presumably looking for "holes" where the targets are blocking the background signals(?). I can see it working in a regular, peacetime setting where there are lots of civilian emitters to use, but I wonder if there is enough background signal available in the right wavelengths in an active warzone. Perhaps you could "seed" the environment with your own radio transmitters to provide the background signals required?

'Passive' Radar Can Give Soldiers Stealth in Urban Battlegrounds​

By Stew Magnuson

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GEELONG, Australia — An Australian startup is offering a “passive” radar system that can detect flying objects kilometers away without giving away warfighters’ positions.

Silentium Defence’s patented Maverick technology relies on ambient radio and television waves in the UHF and FM spectrums to search for objects rather than traditional radar technology that blasts out energy and collects the signals that bounce off objects, said James Palmer, CEO of the company based in South Australia.

The problem with traditional radars is that they often require spectrum licenses to operate in most nations, they emit potentially harmful energy to human operators and — perhaps most importantly for warfighters — as soon as they are turned on, their electronic signature and location is revealed to enemies, Palmer said in an interview on the sidelines of Avalon — The Australian Air Show.

“What we do is provide the same information product as a traditional radar — range, bearing, velocity … but we don’t transmit. We exploit existing sources of broadcast television, [and] broadcast radio,” he said.

That wouldn’t work in an area in the middle of the ocean where there are no humans transmitting TV and radio signals, so its applications are in urban environments, he noted.
The company is offering the Maverick M8 for mounted or dismounted troops that can fit in a backpack, and another the size of a shipping container that can give users a larger field of view.

The smaller version can geolocate and track objects such as small drones in a 360-degree bubble three to seven kilometers away — depending on their size — and larger fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft up to 20 kilometers away, he said.

The larger Maverick-S, or “Space Observatory in a Box,” as the company calls it, can track and observe objects in low-Earth orbit, he said.

The company has contracts to try out the technology with all three branches of the Australian Defence Force, as well as a U.S. partnership between Duke University and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which are exploring how the passive radar can be used for space situational awareness. Lockheed Martin Australia is also mentoring the company.