Counter-UAS system for the US Marine Corps begins production in the United States



May 27, 2022

Lisa Daigle

Associate Editor

Military embedded systems

U.S. Marine Corps photo.

JOHNSTOWN, Penn. Production of the Kongsberg Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) Remote Weapon Station (RWS) unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) has moved from Kongsberg, Norway to Kongsberg Protech Systems USA in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the first system having completed assembly and testing in March 2022.

Additional C-UAS systems are being built for MADIS as part of the US Marine Corps Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) modernization effort.

The Kongsberg RS6 RWS for MADIS – part of the US Marine Corps’ plan to upgrade its two Active Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) battalions – features the XM914E1 30mm x 113mm impact cannon with a coaxial M240C (7.62mm) machine gun, an integration kit for the STINGER Air-to-Air Launcher (ATAL), and provisions for future C-UAS defeat systems.

The MADIS Mk1 is equipped with STINGER missiles, intended to neutralize fixed and rotary wing aircraft; Mk2 meets C-UAS mission requirements while providing radar and command and control for the system.

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