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Rohde & Schwarz deploys its latest counter-drone technology in Australia.

12 November 2019
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Sydney, November 12, 2019 - Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) will be demonstrating its counter-drone capabilities to Australian customers over the next six months. Trials are planned for major customers at the federal and state government level in Australia and New Zealand.

Early warning of drone activity is the key to countering threats, and R&S ARDRONIS can detect activity even before drones take off.

"Rohde & Schwarz is acutely aware of the dangers posed by unauthorized drone activity," stated Gareth Evans, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz (Australia). "The disruption at Gatwick Airport in the UK has highlighted the emerging threat not only to lives, but also to economic activities and critical infrastructures.

"We are not alone in this; the 2019 Five Country Ministerial communiqué about emerging threats has identified that, 'the malicious, unlawful, or inadvertent misuse of drones and the data they collect can pose a risk to public safety, be deliberately used to facilitate or commit a wide range of criminal acts, and also present a threat to our national security.'

"Australian and New Zealand customers will be offered the R&S ARDRONIS-D model of the automatic radio-controlled drone identification solution, which locates the drone operator and the drone."

This R&S ARDRONIS package reports when a remote control has been switched on and classifies the device type. The sensor system captures the uplink, so it can track down drone pilots while their aerial devices are still on the ground.

The first go-live of R&S ARDONIS was at the 2015 G7 summit in Elmau, Germany. Since then the system has proven itself many times over during state visits and political summits.

For more information on R&S ARDRONIS, please visit https://youtu.be/913-aQG9-Xc.

Press contacts:

Australia: Nigel Catchlove (phone: +61 448 445 992; email: nigel.catchlove@rohde-schwarz.com)

North America: Pam Sanders (phone: +1 410 910 7908; email: pam.sanders@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com)

Asia Pacific: Wen Shi Tong (phone: +65 6 307-0029; email: press.apac@rohde-schwarz.com) Contacts for readers:

Customer Support Europe, Africa, Middle East: +49 89 4129 12345 customersupport@rohde-schwarz.com Customer Support North America: +1 888 TEST RSA (+1 888 837 87 72) customer.support@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com

Customer Support Latin America: +1 410 910 79 88 customersupport.la@rohde-schwarz.com

Customer Support Asia Pacific: +65 65 13 04 88 customersupport.asia@rohde-schwarz.com

Customer Support China: +86 800 810 8228 or +86 400 650 5896 customersupport.china@rohde-schwarz.com

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2019, Rohde & Schwarz had about 12,100 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.14 billion in the 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.

R&S ® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.

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