"Smart" EW from the Developer of the Roadrunner Drone: Company Unveils Innovation

All photos: Anduril Industries
All photos: Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries developed its new system taking into account the lessons of the war in Ukraine

Anduril Industries has announced Pulsar, "a first-of-its-kind family of modular, multi-mission-capable electromagnetic warfare (EW) systems that utilize artificial intelligence at the tactical edge to rapidly identify and defeat current and future threats across the electromagnetic spectrum, including small and medium-size drones."

Pulsar-V mounted onto a tactical vehicle, Defense Express
Pulsar-V mounted onto a tactical vehicle

The company primarily emphasizes that, as the war in Ukraine has shown, EW tactics are evolving faster than ever, with updates to EW and threat systems now happening over shorter timelines of weeks, days, or even hours. The next generation of EW systems must enable real-time understanding of the spectrum, and provide rapid delivery of effective countermeasures against known and new threats, across domains and modalities.

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"This is exactly what Pulsar does," summarizes Anduril Industries.

The system supports a range of capabilities as a multi-mission EW solution, including electronic countermeasures, counter-unmanned systems, electronic support, electronic attack, direction finding, geolocation, and other advanced EW capabilities. Pulsar’s modular form factor can also be adapted and integrated onto ground vehicles (Pulsar-V) or aircraft (Pulsar-A) to support distributed EW operations across multiple domains.

Pulsar-A payload integrated onto Ghost-X, Defense Express
Pulsar-A payload integrated onto Ghost-X

The company states that Pulsar is a system that is fundamentally unique and superior to all other tactical EW systems currently available. It provides the capability to intelligently and autonomously interrogate a wider range of the electromagnetic spectrum, both for known threats and anomalous events, while reducing the time to deploy new EW effects to a matter of hours and days.

Pulsar’s open architecture enables integrations into common and joint EW and command-and-control systems to create a unified network of EW capabilities, providing more comprehensive coverage and coordinated effects across distributed operations. It also provides a software development kit that enables continuous development and integrations with third-party providers and rapid integration of best-of-breed capabilities in order to keep pace with new threats and missions.

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