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    The US Army’s new Venom detection and tracking system to destroy drones has been successfully demonstrated at military maneuvers, defense contractor Northrop Grumman said in a press release on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Venom is a ground-based targeting system that incorporates Northrop Grumman's Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder to provide target designation for delivery of precision-guided munitions.

    "At the Army Maneuver-Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX) held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Northrop Grumman's Venom demonstrated the ability to identify and track small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and to provide accurate targeting data while on the move," the release stated.

    In the test, the Venom system supported counter-drone functions from two vehicles, providing precision target coordinates for fire support then locked onto and tracked low-flying, small unmanned aircraft, the release added.

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