DroneShield demonstrates counter small-UAS technology to support US Army exercise

Counter drone company DroneShield reports successful demonstration of its DroneSentry, DroneSentry-X, RfPatrol, and DroneGun solutions at a recent US Army Defense in Depth Exercise (DiDEX 20). Several DroneShield C-UAS solutions for dismounted, mounted, and fixed-site drone detection were used to support multiple operational scenarios within a densely populated urban environment. DroneGun and RfPatrol were used to support dismounted operations, providing situational awareness and an inituitive response capability at the tactical edge by an individual operator. DroneSentry-X, while mounted to a commercial vehicle, provided real-time alerts, stationary and on-the-move through the city, proving a highly effective, portable, and flexible C-UAS solution for mobile operations.

According to a DroneShield press release, the company demonstrated its extended range Radio Frequency (RF) detection and triangulation throughout the urban airspace with its RfOne sensors. In addition to long-range detections, DroneSentry demonstrated interoperability with the U.S. Army’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) software. FAAD C2 was selected and approved by the Department of Defense Joint Counter Small-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) earlier this year. This is a key step towards a more seamless integration between the DroneSentry multi-sensor system and FAAD C2.

“The dynamic threat drones can pose dictates that a successful Counter-UAS strategy cannot take a one-size-fits-all approach. It takes a family of adaptable and interoperable solutions to effectively detect and mitigate the threat, and protect the Warfighter,” commented Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re honored to work closely with the U.S. Army, its soldiers, and partner agencies at forward thinking events like DiDEX to stay ahead of emerging and fast moving threats.”

DiDEX is facilitated by the U.S. Army’s C5ISR Center Unique Mission Cell (UMC), part of the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC). Following DroneShield’s participation in DiDEX last month, the company announced MIL-STD-2525 compliance of its DroneSentry-C2TM, further demonstrating its commitment to and support of US DoD end users.

(Image: DroneShield’s fixed-site DroneSentry system being installed in support of Defense in Depth Exercise DiDEX)

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