It has become a techie truism: The larger the drone industry grows across the globe, the faster the nascent anti-drone sector rises. In nations as diverse as Israel and Ukraine, companies are developing new defense systems to take down errant drones.
An Israeli tech firm is placing a virtual dome to keep out drones after unveiling a new anti-UAV system this week.
In a press release, the company describes the system as a “new end-to-end defense solution designed to detect, identify, track, and neutralize drones.”
“The system comprises of a radar, a jamming system. The system provides a solution for defense of strategic targets covering a radius of up to 3 km.”
The system will supposedly jam the signal of large drones on down to micro/nano drones, which the company says can be used by terrorists.
The system Drone Dome sports a RPS-42 radar, MEOS electro-optical observation mechanism, and a C-Guard RD wide spectrum signal jammer.
[Drone Dome offers] “a fast response time, and causes minimal environmental interruptions — a priority for urban areas with maximum safety to friendly aircraft,” a company official said.
During a tech exhibition in the Ukraine this week, students in the city of Zhytomyr demonstrated an anti-drone system that can be used to power down unmanned or manned aerial and ground vehicles.
According to Ukraine Today, the system can “target vehicles based on sound. Two other students installed a sensor on a toy car. It automatically stops the machine if an obstacle is near. Creators say similar devices could also be set up on real vehicles, not only cars but buses and trains too.”
The anti-drone sector has many moving parts – from another “anti-drone rifle by Batelle Innovations to the Orwellian-sounding “anti-drone death ray” Anti–AUV Defense System. And, who can forget, when the drone media world blew up a few month ago after Dutch company, Guard From Above, announced a partnership with the nation’s federal police force to deploy eagles and other raptors to identify and take down drones (despite cries of “fowl play” by wildlife experts).
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