KEAS launches digital jammers for neutralizing civilian drones and mobile communications

KEAS is expanding its offering and launching the digital versions of its flagship products: the MinKa anti-drone system and the BLOCKio mobile communication jammer.

KEAS’ latest products were recently showcased and tested in front of government bodies at a military camp in the Paris region. “This is a decisive step for KEAS, demonstrating to key national decision-makers our ability to offer a range of high-performance analog and digital products built entirely with French intelligence,” said David Morio, the chairman and CEO of the industrial group.

The vehicle-mounted digital MinKa-750D and mobile analog MinKam-715 anti-drone jammers were exhibited. Equipped with seven frequency ranges at 50 and 15W per band respectively, the units were pitted against drones controlled by professional military pilots. According to a company press release, the pilots, posted at 3,280 ft from the demonstration stand, alternated between low and high approaches (ground level to 490 ft), either fast or slow, and communicated live with the visitors. Each time the jammer was actuated, the pilots reported loss of control of the drones, which reared up in the air.

“The mobile MinKam-715 (44 lb. cabin case form factor) and the digital on-board MinKa-750D are designed to protect sensitive sites such as prisons, G7-type events, convoys, and military zones,” says the press release. “Equipped with omnidirectional or directional antennas, they can neutralize all the frequencies used by known civilian drones, while allowing other RF equipment used by frontline staff to work. Three models are available: jamming on detection, detection only or continuous jamming. The units can also be controlled via a tablet or a C2 command and control API. The benefit of using digital technology lies in the improved performance and real-time configurability in the field. Also on display was the HYDRA solution from CERBAIR, which detects drones by analyzing radio frequencies. The unit couples with the MinKa to activate jamming automatically or manually whenever drones are detected within a radius of around 1.2 miles, depending on the site configuration.”

The second part of the demonstration presented the mobile BLOCKiom-903 and the digital BLOCKio-950D communication jammers, which operate in nine bands at 3 W and 50 W respectively per band.

Based in Grenoble, France, KEAS is an expert in detecting and jamming mobile communications since 2005.

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