Lithuania Gets C-UAS w/ATAK

According to Jane’s, The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MoD) has purchased an undisclosed number of counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS)  which includes ATAK.

Here’s an excerpt:

The system will include the Wingman-105 Small Handheld/Wearable Drone Detector and Watchdog 200 Networked RF Sensor. Deliveries of both C-UAS products are expected to be completed by September 2020, industry sources added.

The latest variant in the Wingman series, the 105 model, has been designed as a standalone UAS detection system for special operations forces, according to MyDefence Communications.

The company’s CEO, Dan Hermansen, said the Wingman-105 is an upgrade of the Wingman-100 and designed for a wider range of “operating temperatures to match the harsh mission environments all over the globe”. He also confirmed Lithuania would be the first customer for the Wingman-105.

The Wingman-105 comprises a smaller form factor and lower all-up weight over the legacy 100 model, enabled in part through the design of an internal battery supply that can be charged by an AC/DC net adaptor, a company official told Jane’s .

Designed to provide personnel with an alert of UAS activity during an evaluation period, the Wingman-105 demonstrated its capability to detect UASs at ranges in excess of 1 km depending on environmental conditions, defence sources explained.

The Wingman-105 includes 60° directional 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz ISM band antennas and can be networked to command-and-control (C2) devices including the US Department of Defense’s Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK).

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