Echodyne Radars Deployed for DARPA Urban Drone Testing

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Echodyne has announced that the company’s EchoGuard and EchoFlight radars were used by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) during the Aerial Dragnet program, which aimed to test situational awareness and surveillance of drones in an urban environment. The tests took place in San Diego, which has already participated in the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program (IPP).

Echodyne’s radar sensors were mounted on two large tethered aerostat balloons flying at up to 400 feet above ground level (AGL) above the city, as well as fixed installations...


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