General Dynamics showcases Stryker Leonidas counter swarming drones armored vehicle

General Dynamics Land Systems displays the Stryker Leonidas at AUSA 2022, a technology demonstrator offering counter UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) capabilities against swarming drone attacks. The system is based on the Stryker 8x8 armored vehicle.
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General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker Leonidas counter swarming drones combat vehicle. (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The Stryker Leonidas adds counter-electronics capabilities to the Stryker family of vehicles via Epirus’ Leonidas high-power microwave array. Stryker Leonidas’ unlimited magazine depth for counter-electronics missions – counter-UAS among them – adds a key level to layered, mobile short-range air defense (M-SHORAD) for armed forces.

Developed in under a year, Stryker Leonidas was recently field demonstrated at a U.S. government testing site successfully disabling individual drone targets and swarms of drones. The integration of Leonidas, the world's most powerful HPM phased array, with Stryker, the U.S. Army's largest and most reliable combat vehicle fleet brings counter-electronics capabilities to the frontlines – providing a proven and cost-effective layered defense solution for the maneuver force.

Leonidas' counter-swarm effectiveness fills a pressing short-range air defense (SHORAD) capability gap for the joint force as the threat of swarming drones continues to endanger troops and civilians overseas and in the homeland.

The continued evolution of adversaries' swarming drone capabilities is matched by Epirus' software-weaponeering capabilities, which allows the system to continually intake new data, rapidly update its sophisticated waveforms and expand its magazine depth for enhanced SHORAD mission assurance across all domains. With its open architecture, Leonidas can integrate with a range of Command-and-Control (C2) platforms to detect, track and defeat the increasing deployment of drone technology by adversaries and non-state actors.

The Stryker Leonidas features onboard and networked target acquisition and mobility to accompany all maneuver formations.

The Stryker Leonidas maintains all the protection and mobility features of the original Stryker 8x8 armored vehicle. The rear of the vehicle has been modified to host Leonidas high-power microwave (HPM) array developed by the American company Epirus.

Epirus is a high-growth technology company developing solid-state, software-defined directed energy systems that enable unprecedented counter-electronics effects and power management solutions to optimize power efficiency in defense and commercial applications.