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Lithuania to get anti-drone system from USA

Lithuania and the United States have signed a contract to equip Lithuanian forces with an anti-drone system.

Lithuania to get anti drone system from USA U.S. Air Force Academy cadets in the Unmanned Aerial System Operations Program familiarize themselves with quad-copter flight controls at the Cadet Field House (Picture source: US Air Force)

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense announced on April 25 that it has signed a contract with the United States to provide the Lithuanian Armed Forces with an anti-drone system. The name of the system in question has not been revealed, as well as the number of units that will be delivered. This contract, which will be fully funded by the US Department of State's security assistance program, is estimated at $ 1.3 million. Deliveries will be spread over the coming months to be finalized in mid-2020.

"The Lithuanian Armed Forces will use the anti-UAV system to deal with the increasing intrusion of drones over areas where theft is prohibited," reports the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.

The system provided by the United States will act on the communication established between the drone and the ground station and the operator, in order to cut the exchange of information. This system will therefore use a scrambling technology to neutralize the drones.