Gryphon Sensors

Skylight, Mobile Skylight, R1400 3-D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) air surveillance radar, S1200 2-D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) direction finder, Skylight Airspace Monitor Interface
Type of C-UAS

Gryphon Sensors Skylight system uses multiple ground-based sensors to detect cooperative and non-cooperative targets in the airspace, providing intelligent situational awareness for integration and security. Skylight combines multiple technologies to provide the most comprehensive, clear airspace picture. Featuring an array of self-contained sensors, it serves as a complete mobile command center for many applications. Contained in a van, Mobile Skylight features 4×4 off-road capability and can be taken anywhere without a commercial driver’s license.

Gryphon Sensors R1400 is a 3-D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) air surveillance radar designed specifically for the detection of small, low-flying targets. The R1400 provides rapid, precise detection and tracking of airborne targets, including small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), general aviation, birds and other cooperative or non-cooperative targets of interest. It provides accurate target position and velocity in a configurable hemispherical volume of coverage: 360 degrees in azimuth and 90 degrees in elevation. The S1200 is a 2-D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) direction finder that monitors the signals in the relevant frequency bands for the rapid and precise detection and tracking of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). It uses an extensive library of drone control signal profiles in order to detect and classify these types of signals.

This passive sensor reliably and automatically detects the remote control of a commercial microdrone within a 5 km radius. The company also offers a variety of high-resolution, slew-to-cue, optical tracking cameras used to get eyes on the target. Used for visual identification and optical tracking, this sensor is especially useful in the classification of non-cooperative targets like birds, general aviation, etc. It uses both thermal and EO lenses to view airborne targets up to 3km in range — with 360° pan and 180° tilt rotations. The SAMI (Skylight Airspace Monitor Interface) is the glue that brings the sensors together to give a complete airspace picture.


In February 2018 Gryphon Sensors agreed a partnership with WhiteFox Defense Technologies, so WhiteFox’s non-jamming, non-kinetic mitigation and analysis capabilities is now integrated within Gryphon’s Skylight system. The resulting RF-based sensor-driven system provides an unclassified and exportable counter-UAS system.

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