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girder

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Counter-drone Defense Systems
« on: October 14, 2019, 04:22:39 AM »
The recent attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities have once again put the spotlight on the increased danger that drone systems pose. While there has long been recognition of this new security threat, the scale and economic ramifications of these attacks have made countries more urgently look into investing in counter-drone capabilities.

Our own military has begun to look into acquiring counter-drone systems in order to combat this emerging threat.

As such, I felt that we needed a new thread on the topic to keep track of systems currently available on the market. Note that I've primarily focused on the high-end of the spectrum in terms of capability: systems that are designed to protect large areas and are capable of detecting, tracking and neutralizing drones using either soft or hard kill methods. This is as opposed to the many less-sophisticated/man-portable systems that are on the market (man-portable jammers, netguns, specialized ammunition, drone/bird-deployed nets, etc.)

I've further limited the list to systems offered by reputable companies with confirmed track records of providing sophisticated defense systems.


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Currently available counter-drone systems:

Israel

1. Israeli Aerospace Industries ELI-4030 Drone Guard

2. Rafael Drone Dome

3. Elbit Systems ReDrone (PDF brochure)

4. Elbit Systems Red Sky 2 (Video)

Turkey

1. Aselsan IHTAR Anti-Drone System

Germany

1. Rheinmetall Defence Drone Defence Toolbox

USA

1. Raytheon Counter-UAS Systems

2. Ascent Vision Technologies X-MADIS

Russia

1. JSC STC-EW Repellent-1 (english news article)


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If anyone else can think of other counter-drone systems currently being offered, feel free to post them in the thread.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2019, 04:08:47 PM by girder »

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Re: Counter-drone Defense Systems
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 04:18:23 PM »
Michel, A.H. (2018) Counter Drone Systems Report. Center for the Study of the Drone, Bard College. [PDF]

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Key Takeaways:
  • The C-UAS industry has grown exponentially in recent years. We have identified over 230 C-UAS products produced by 155 manufacturers in 33 countries;
  • The most popular drone detection techniques are radar, RF detection, EO, and IR. The most popular interdiction technique is jamming;
  • C-UAS technology poses a wide range of practical, legal, and policy challenges in all operating environments;
  • A lack of common standards in the C-UAS industry means that there is a wide variance in the effectiveness and reliability of systems.

Note: On pages 11 to 18 is an extensive list of counter-drone systems offered on the market as of February 2018.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2019, 07:44:56 PM by girder »

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Re: Counter-drone Defense Systems
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 10:51:02 AM »
Jane's by IHS Markit. (7 November 2019). AUSA 2019: Countering the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) threat. YouTube.
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Jane's talks to Cliff Johnson, Business Development Director at Raytheon on countering the proliferation of UAS systems both small and large.