AVT announces 4-Sensor Optic for Maritime Counter UAS

The CM262M can be deployed on marine craft, patrol vessels and USVs.

Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) has launched its next-generation multi-mission imaging system for maritime counter UAS (CUAS) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

Combining full HD, 4 sensor configurations and a next generation video processor in a compact, man portable system, the CM262M is the ideal multi-mission optic for maritime ISR and CUAS operations. An IP67 rating ensures reliability in performance in harsh conditions experienced at sea.

When integrated into the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS), the CM262M offers improved detection, identification and tracking capabilities of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) to effectively combat drones at sea. The optic provides automated slew to cue on a detected object, facilitating rapid interpretation and positive identification of an airborne system – a critical component to any counter UAS operation.

Maritime counter UAS
The CM262M is a multi-mission optic for ISR and counter UAS operations at sea.

“A superior optic is a vital component of an effective counter UAS system as it provides necessary information on the characteristics of the sUAS to the operator, allowing for positive identification,” said Lee Dingman, AVT President. “Once correctly identified, the appropriate action can be taken against the airborne system.

“The X-MADIS is already an extremely capable and innovative CUAS solution,” continued Dingman. “The addition of the CM262M as the optics system allows us to further enhance the capabilities of the X-MADIS, particularly for maritime counter UAS missions.”