24/7 Customer Service (800) 927-7671

Airbus Counter-UAV System detects illicit drones and shuts them down

by • January 11, 2016 • No Comments

With a projected one million drones sold during the holidays, the potential security risks to all things of military installations to energy plants to airports increased as well. Bearing which in mind, Airbus Defence and Space not long ago added its Counter-UAV System as a way to detect potential UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) threats of a distance of between 5 and 10 km (3 and 6 miles) and bring them down with electronic countermeasures.

The system uses a combination of radars, infrared cameras and direction finders to select drones and determine their threat potential. A human operator compares the data of the system to a threat library and realtime analysis of control signals, to determine whether or not to jam the signal and interrupt the link between the drone and its pilot and/or its navigation system. A direction finder within the system can and so be utilized to detect the location of the pilot for apprehension.

The company’s Smart Responsive Jamming Technology ensures which just the signals utilized to operate the drone are jammed while other nearby frequencies remain unaffected and operational. The jamming technology is in addition created to allow the user to both select the UAV and commence a regulated takeover if necessary.

Depending on the required configuration, the company said an operational system may be available by the middle of this year.

The Airbus Defence and Space Counter-UAV System joins a expanding number of anti-drone systems which includes Battelle’s DroneDefender and the Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) of Blighter Surveillance Systems.

Source: Airbus Defence and Space

Latest posts

by admin • March 5, 2017