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Drone Defence launches new counter-UAV concept

27 September 2016
A Drone Defender uses the man-portable Dynopis E1000MP to jam an illicit UAV, as part of a wider C-UAV concept launched by UK company Drone Defence. Source: Drone Defence

UK company Drone Defence has launched a new concept for protecting infrastructure and events from illicit unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), dubbed Drone Defenders.

The Drone Defenders concept sees the company provide trained ex-military and ex-law enforcement personnel using the Dedrone DroneTracker to detect and identify unauthorised UAVs, before employing either the Dynopis E1000MP and/or the Net Gun X1 counter-UAV (C-UAV) systems to defeat them.

DroneTracker uses acoustic, optical, and infrared sensors to detect and identify incoming UAVs in real time. The system can either be mounted in a fixed location or is used as a mobile unit, depending on the requirements. Once detected and identified, the unauthorised UAV can then be defeated.

Developed in-house by Drone Defence, the Dynopis E1000MP is a man-portable jammer that uses directional electronic countermeasures and GPS disruption to either steer the UAV away from the protected area, or to cause it to automatically land. As noted on the company's website, the Dynopis E1000MP has a total output of more than 100W and five channels that cover the most popular commercially available UAVs, such as the DJI and 3DR multicopters. By contrast, the Net Gun X1 fires a net to physically capture the UAV out to a range of between 10 m and 15 m depending on the configuration of the net.

In its press release, Drone Defence identified football matches, horse-racing events, air shows, and open air concerts as being key events to be defended by the Drone Defenders, as well as protecting VIPs and privacy. The number of personnel deployed to a location would depend on the threat profile, with a 'Gold' deployment seeing a command post set up with a jamming system capable of creating a 3 km safety bubble, with three to four Drone Defender teams on the ground patrolling the perimeter.

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