Thales has announced a collaboration with MARSS for the delivery of system solutions to provide protection of critical infrastructures against multiple threats. This collaboration will focus on the integration of the MARSS’ NiDAR C2 security platform and Thales’ leading drone neutralisation systems. The partnership will focus on taking proven and scalable smart systems and deploying them to face current and new threats in accordance with laws and regulations. The Thales-MARSS’ platform aims at providing an enhanced understanding of UAS situational awareness and safely defeat threats, including emerging one’s.
Phil McBride Managing Director Integrated Airspace Protection Systems at Thales in the UK states, “Customers needed to augment their C2 security systems with C-UAS neutralisation means, to combat a vast variety of threats over their facilities. Collaborating with MARSS gives Thales a further opportunity to deploy C-UAS neutralisation solutions, over a wider range of infrastructure protection missions.”
Rob Balloch, MARSS vice president of sales, said, “The neutralisation phase in C-UAS is a critical step. NiDAR finds and verifies the threat. We wanted an equally credible solution to help defeat this threat. Therefore, it was important we worked with an established partner with years of experience in the provision of Air Defence Systems and effectors. This Thales-MARSS partnership creates a formidable force for security missions including C-UAS, not only for today, but the future of this capability.”
Deployment of operational systems are due to commence within the next few months. The relationship between both parties will help to further develop UK Defence industry and its export potential.