Hornet Air Guard at AUSA: Providing short-range drone detection and neutralization capabilities to AM General’s new HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition

At AUSA 2022, AM General and Hornet have unveiled a new HUMVEE Saber concept vehicle in a full drone warfare configuration: the HUMVEE SABER BLADE EDITION, specifically designed for drone warfare.
Recent conflicts have demonstrated the increasing importance of drones and loitering munition, whether as offensive vectors or as reconnaissance systems.
To offer a highly capable, highly mobile platform to carry these drones safely and efficiently on the battlefield, AM General, in collaboration with Hornet and Aerovironment, has developed the HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition, presented for the first time at AUSA 2022.
This new HUMVEE Saber version features AeroVironment’s Switchblade® loitering missiles, and a Hornet Air Guard Remote Controlled Weapon System with Counter-UAS solution by Hornet.
The loitering munitions on the HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition include the Switchblade 300 and Switchblade 600 that provide rapidly deployable, loitering precision strike missiles for use against non-line-of-sight targets. Switchblade 300 is small and has a quiet motor, making it difficult to detect, recognize, and track even at very close range.

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