Anduril adapts tech to detect cruise missiles is US Air Force demo

WASHINGTON — Anduril Industries adapted existing technology developed for base and border protection over the course of 11 months so it could detect cruise missiles, which it did during the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System demonstration, according to Christian Brose, who is the company’s chief strategy officer.

The company’s autonomous Cruise Missile Defense Sentry Towers are comprised of an onboard radar and optical sensors within embedded computing cores that can process data through machine-learning algorithms in order to detect, identify and track cruise missile threats.

Within one year, Brose said, where half of that time was in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, Anduril set up three Sentry Towers at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and integrated them into the company’s Lattice open-platform, command-and-control system, which played a central role in the Air Force’s battle network assessment.

Lattice automates sensor fusion, network management, and distributed command and

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