TRD Singapore, a locally based developer specialising in the design and manufacture of counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) technology, has taken the opportunity at the Singapore Airshow 2020 to launch its new Orion H+ lightweight C-UAS jammer.
According to company specifications, the Orion H+ is a portable and IP65-rated ruggedised system that weighs less than 6 kg without its optional scope. It is powered by a hot swappable 22.2V 5000 mAh lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery that supports over 60 minutes of continuous operation or up to 48 hours of standby runtime.
Sam Ong, managing director of TRD Singapore, told Jane's that he believes the Orion H+ is the first of its type in the world to be capable of disrupting up to six radio frequency (RF) bands including the industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) RF bands of 433 MHz, 915 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz as well as other specified global navigation satellite system (GNSS) frequencies - such as Beidou, GLONASS, and GPS - at ranges of up to 1,000 m depending on the type of UAS being intercepted.
The Orion H+ offers an angle of coverage of between 30 and 35° directly ahead of the operator, and comprises up to six jammer modules that each offer a rated power output between 3-5 W. Each module can be individually triggered, although the system can also activate all six modules simultaneously.
"The coverage is effective against most widely used commercial and DIY [do-it-yourself] drones and even military class [UASs]," said Ong. "ORION-H+ is designed to disrupt the remote control, telemetry, video link and GNSS transmissions and [triggers] their automatic landing or return home protocols in less than 20 seconds."
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