Aerospace

DroneShield Releases DroneCannon Remote Weapon

11 October 2018

In response to end-user requirements, DroneShield Ltd. has launched the DroneCannon Remote Weapon (RW), a lightweight, "soft kill" drone-jamming solution for use on remote weapon stations. DroneCannon RW will engage and neutralize a swarm of multiple drones simultaneously, and offers an enhanced 500 m jamming Source: DroneShield Ltd.Source: DroneShield Ltd.range for 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz and GNSS.

Historically, DroneShield has focused on soft kill counterdrone solutions, which means that DroneShield’s products interdict drones through technological interference rather than physical kinetic impact. Military users around the world recognize that soft kill drone defenses are particularly effective, however, they already have “hard kill” systems in service. These systems are not drone defense-focused; a hard kill system is a conventional kinetic weapon that affects its target by physical impact, through bullets and other projectiles. User feedback is that many global militaries are seeking soft kill solutions that integrate with their existing hard kill systems.

Consequently, the newly-released DroneCannon RW is designed as a soft kill counterdrone jammer for use on remote weapon stations (unmanned gun systems) as part of a combined hard kill/soft kill layered system. It is system-agnostic and can be integrated with any third-party remote weapon station, thus allowing manufacturers of unmanned weapons systems to add a soft kill option to their existing products, which may already be in service.

The system is available for use either as a stand-alone or a vehicle-mounted product.

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