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Rafael Drone Dome-L
« on: February 13, 2020, 12:36:46 AM »

Rafael demos Drone Dome-L with hard-kill laser capability
12 February 2020

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has conducted the first live demonstrations of its Drone Dome-L counter-unmanned aircraft systems (CUAS) system using an integrated hard-kill high energy laser effector.

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Drone Dome-L is an end-to-end modular all-weather 360° system designed to offer protection against hostile micro- and mini- and micro UAS threats. The baseline Drone Dome-L configuration system comprises a RADA RPS-42 S-band multi-mission hemispheric radar, a long-range surveillance system (SPEED ER) developed by Controp, a communications package, and the C-Guard RD (rapid deployment) lightweight, fully programmable, portable jammer and NetSense Wideband detection sensor systems developed by Netline, all supported by advanced algorithms developed by Rafael. The company added the hard-kill laser beam director capability in mid-2017. The system can interface with various external systems and also supports future growth options, which includes additional sensors and effectors.

The RPS-42 is a four-panel (non-rotating) tactical air surveillance system delivering 360° coverage in azimuth and 90° in elevation. Optimised to detect, track, and classify all classes of UAS, the RPS-42 active electronically scanned array (AESA) software-defined radar has a detection radius of 30 km - including the detection of a minimum target size of 0.002 m˛ at a range of 3.2 km - and at altitudes from 30-30,000 ft.

Image of a multiple drone attack during the live demonstration of Rafael Advanced Defence Systems’ Drone Dome-L in southern Israel in December 2019. Source: Rafael Advanced Defence Systems