Anti Drone Systems
Gepubliceerd op 14 okt. 2015
Drones are great, but not when someone is doing something bad with one, like encroaching on protected airspace or spying on a forward-operating base. We’ve got an answer.
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Gepubliceerd op 8 mrt. 2016
SkyWall100 offers a cost effective way of dealing with the drone threat.
OpenWorks Engineering, a group of British engineers, has invented a system that offers security operators a ground-breaking alternative way to defeat nefarious drones; to be displayed at the UK Home Office’s ‘Security and Policing Event’ on 8th March.
Drone use (quadcopters, UAVs) is on the increase – and is regularly compromising security and privacy laws and the safety or security of both the public and high profile VIPs/celebrities.
There is a broad range of current concepts to defeat drones, including jamming their command signals, burning them out of the sky with high-power lasers and attempting to train eagles to catch them.
The SkyWall concept is simple; physically capture a drone in a net and bring it to the ground safely under a parachute.
Physically capturing a drone is the best way to ensure control of a situation is maintained. Once captured it can be impounded, forensically investigated or simply handed back with some words of education where appropriate. Perhaps more importantly, the potential legal implications of damaging the pilot’s property (drone) are mitigated.
The OpenWorks Engineering team will officially launch their SkyWall100 drone defence system at the Home Office S&P Event; a cost effective system that could be deployed by government authorities and private security firms.
Skywall 100 comprises of a man portable compressed air launcher and an intelligent projectile with on-board countermeasures. The launcher uses a computerised SmartScope to calculate the drone’s flight path and directs the operator on where to aim the launcher, to ensure the drone is intercepted.
When the operator pulls the trigger the projectile is programmed so that it deploys its on-board net and parachute at precisely the right time to catch the target drone.
OpenWorks Engineering will develop a range of air powered launchers and intelligent projectiles to provide for the wide range of scenarios conceivable, these include permanent systems for the defence of critical national infrastructure.
Chris Down, Managing Director of OpenWorks, said: “OpenWorks Engineering believes that security enforcement authorities need a cost-effective and proportionate way of protecting the public and high profile individuals and we wanted to put a system on the market that offered just that.
“Authorities around the world have been looking for a system like this and we are proud to continue the tradition of British innovation in the security industry.”
OpenWorks Engineering is already engaged with a number of government and private organisations across the world and is expecting to see the first SkyWall100 systems in use before the end of 2016.
Gepubliceerd op 15 jan. 2016
The Excipio Net Gun Drone System is equipped with a net gun designed to catch other drones
Gepubliceerd op 2 feb. 2016
AMSTERDAM — Police in the Netherlands are tackling a high-tech problem with a low-tech solution: training eagles to take down drones.
A video released by police shows the majestic birds of prey learning to combat potential scourges of the sky, according to a report by DutchNews.nl, citing Dutch public broadcaster NOS.
Although still in the testing phase, police said this new flying squad could be used to neutralize drones flown by criminals or terrorists.
Earlier this month, British think tank the Oxford Research Group warned in a press release that terrorists could use drones as airborne explosive devices, or to attack world leaders.
A Dutch police spokesman explained that the eagles could divert flying terrorist devices from their intended targets.
"The bird sees the drone as prey and takes it to a safe place, a place where there are no other birds or people," project spokesman Marc Wiebes said, according to DutchNews.nl.
"That is what we are making use of in this project."
The police will make a decision on whether to set up a dedicated anti-drone eagle unit within the next few months, according to DutchNews.nl
Russia Make Electromagnetic Anti Drone Rifles. Russia Build New combat Flying Machines. For the first time in Russia, Kalashnikov Concern - the largest arms manufacturer in Russia - showed off its electromagnetic anti-drone rifles at the Army-2017 expo in the Moscow Region. Prototypes of the REX-1 are also undergoing tests in the some subunits of the Russian National Guard. This radiomagnetic 'gun' suppresses the command and control channels of the world's most commonly encountered drones. It’s also installed with a number of interchangeable electromagnetic and infrared units that suppress GSM, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and other channels. A particular feature of the device is the possibility of not just neutralizing unmanned aerial vehicles but also explosive devices triggered by remote control - via a phone call or text message, as one sees in films. The gun shuts out all external signals and gives the combat engineer group time to arrive on the spot and completely eliminate the threat. The REX-1 also has a feature that may or may not prove useful on the battlefield. When operating it shuts down all Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE signals within a radius of one kilometer of its electromagnetic beam, which is invisible to the human eye.