Opinion: Is Counter-UAS Neglecting AI?

The threat posed by drones will only grow over time and any nation that can’t defend itself against the devices is vulnerable. 

The success of counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) defences often depends on a single factor: the ability of a human operator to correctly identify and react to a drone threat, writes Oleg Vornik

When the threat is a single drone or two, a C-UAS operator has a reasonable chance of assessing sensor data and choosing the appropriate response – whether hard-kill or soft-kill – in time to prevent the incoming UAS from accomplishing their mission.

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