Autonomous Surveillance Tower System Developed for U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Anduril's Extended Range Sentry Tower (XRST) is designed to enable autonomous detections at extended ranges for counter intrusion missions, with tracking ranges of up to 7.5 miles away and 5+ miles autonomously By Joseph Macey / 24 May 2024
Autonomous Surveillance Tower System Developed for U.S. Customs & Border Protection
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Anduril Industries has unveiled its latest innovation in counter intrusion, the Extended Range Sentry Tower (XRST).

The most recent addition to Anduril’s Sentry family of autonomous systems, XRST brings proven autonomous surveillance capabilities to longer-range applications, while ensuring that operators are presented with relevant decision points, not noise.

XRST is designed to enable autonomous detections at extended ranges for counter intrusion missions. The system includes a sensor head that is integrated atop an 80-foot expeditionary tower to enable detection, classification, and tracking objects of interest up to 7.5 miles away, including 5+ miles autonomously.

Peter Babb, VP of Counter Intrusion at Anduril Industries, said; “We are constantly improving our technology solutions to deliver unrivaled situational awareness to operators, delivering autonomous capabilities that act as force multipliers for border security and force protection missions around the world. Our systems give operators the mission advantage they need to focus on responding to incursions, rather than working to identify them.”

XRST is part of the Sentry family of systems that leverage autonomy as a force multiplier to detect, identify, and track objects of interest. Sentry reduces manpower needs and response times by presenting tailored alerts to operators within seconds of detection. By constantly processing and training state-of-the-art algorithms at the edge, Sentry enables operators to increase the speed, accuracy, and effectiveness of their efforts.

XRST seamlessly integrates with Lattice, Anduril’s software platform, and existing Sentry Tower networks to create a network effect for counter intrusion. Lattice fuses real-time data from Anduril’s Sentry Towers in addition to third-party data sources to create comprehensive actionable intelligence for operators.

Anduril developed XRST to meet requirements for longer range detections for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, while using artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning to free up agents who, without this technology, have to spend countless hours manually identifying crossings.

In November 2023, Anduril sprinted to complete the pilot tower and deployed it to support operations in Texas.

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