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DroneShield integrates AESA radar into DroneSentry C-UAS suite

DroneShield has integrated the RPS-82 4D AESA radar into its DroneSentry counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) suite (pictured). (DroneShield)

Australian company DroneShield has integrated the RPS-82 4D active electronically scanned array (AESA) pulse-Doppler radar developed by Israel-based DRS RADA Technologies into its DroneSentry counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) suite.

The RPS-82 will provide DroneSentry operators with an enhanced range for detection, classification, and tracking of hostile unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), DroneShield said on 25 October.

Company CEO Oleg Vornik told Janes on 26 October that the RPS-82 radar has been integrated into the DroneSentry command-and-control (C2) system and is being offered to “Western [armed] forces and their allies” that are DroneShield's customers.

According to Janes C4ISR & Mission Systems: Land , the RPS-82 is part of RADA's multimission hemispheric radar (MHR) family. The RPS-82 has a weight of 58 kg and an operating frequency between 2 and 4 GHz. The radar has a range of around 20 km for medium UAVs, 13 km for mini UAVs, 10 km for micro UAVs, and 7 km for nano UAVs.

The DroneSentry-C2 is the software backbone of the DroneSentry system. It integrates DroneShield‘s own and third-party sensors and effectors to synthesise feeds to enable spotting, tracking, and identification of UAVs.

Vornik said that an artificial intelligence (AI)-based sensor fusion engine developed by DroneShield, named SensorFusionAI (SFAI), intelligently pieces together inputs from various sensors including radio frequency (RF) sensors, radars, camera, and acoustic devices to provide coherent tracking data on a hostile UAV.

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