As we just demonstrated, CMAPS defeated a variety of UAVs, proving that the system has multi-mission capabilities," said Phil Hynes, vice president of strategic planning for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products.
The recent counter-UAV demonstration at China Lake follows a series of successful CMAPS technology demonstrations since March 2006 in which CMAPS demonstrated capability in defeating Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS).
CMAPS is a ground-based system that uses a network of sensors to detect and track a threat, whether it is a missile or UAV.
With its ability to detect threats, track high-speed targets, and apply directed energy to those targets, CMAPS also is expected to provide multi-mission capability for protection of other assets, critical infrastructure and ships against a broad spectrum of threats.
CMAPS is a ground-based system designed to protect airplanes from MANPADS during take-off and landing.
AT&T's decision to take CMAPS nationwide after one year of deployment in the Southeast is a tremendous endorsement for CK-Enterprise(TM) and a significant event for our company.
We are counting on CMAPS to fill a longstanding gap in the tools available to Customer Services for assisting our external customers," adds Robert Berardi, Technical Support Project Manager.