Rohde & Schwarz

Guardion, ARDRONIS
Type of C-UAS
Integrated systems

Detector, ECM.

The GUARDION drone defence system combines the scalable solutions customized to very specific customer requirements to reliably detect and defend against threats posed by the unauthorized use of drones. GUARDION is offered as an integrated product. GUARDION focuses on integrating electronic detection, verification and countermeasures and connecting them to a position mapping and command and control tool.

The ARDRONIS C-UAS provides drone control uplink signal detection and disrupting capabilities, even under challenging signal scenarios. Modular and scalable, R&S ARDRONIS can be deployed on a variety of platforms and readily integrated to suit specific threat profiles, with numerous systems operational with government users. According to the company: “R&S ARDRONIS effectively detects and disrupts a UAS control uplink signal at a very early point. It monitors remote control uplink and drone downlink signals (in all relevant frequency bands) and can detect and locate those at an approx. range of up to 5-7 km under optimal conditions.”


In late 2021 Rohde & Schwarz and OpenWorks collaborated to prove a new high performance and autonomous 3D detection and tracking system for use in C-UAS missions. Integrated through the new SAPIENT standard protocol and tested at the NATO Technical Interoperability Exercise (TIE) event in De Peel Airbase in the Netherlands, the solution combines the R&S ARDRONIS drone detection solution with the recently released SkyAI Autonomous Optical technology.

With its partners ESG and Diehl Defence, Rohde & Schwarz offers a modular multisensor UAS detection and defence system called GUARDION that includes the R&S ARDRONIS sensors and countermeasures.

The HPEM C-UAS networked system from Diehl Defence, R&S®ARDRONIS from Rohde & Schwarz and the TARANIS® command and control and position mapping system developed by ESG have proven their capabilities in operational use.

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