General Robotics Launches Counter-Drone Remote Weapon Station

By Mike Ball / 05 Jun 2018
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General Robotics Pitbull Counter-Drone Remote Weapon Station

General Robotics has announced the development of the Pitbull, an ultralight remote weapon station with counter-drone capabilities. The Pitbull provides a solution for detecting and tracking all types of drones during flight, enabling their neutralization and downing.

Shahar Gal, CEO of General Robotics, commented: “We are pleased to present Pitbull AD (Anti-Drone) Ultralight Remote Weapon Station at Eurosatory, in response to the growing global threat posed by drones. Pitbull can intercept drones, even while in flight, thereby assisting with border protection and HLS. Interest in these solutions has already been expressed by various organizations around the world.”

Pitbull AD, which weighs 70 kg., is easily installed on all manned and unmanned ground, air, and maritime platforms including ultralight vehicles such as ATVs, as well as on fixed stations. The system, which can integrate with any existing sensors, detects and tracks all types of drones in flight, can neutralize them via RF, intercept them, and if needed, bring them down by either soft- or hard-kill.

In addition to Pitbull, the company will also present its DOGO Anti-Terror Robot at the exhibition. Weighing 10 kilos, DOGO is being used by Special Forces, SWAT teams, and infantry around the world. Standard pistols can be quickly attached to DOGO and easily operated via Point & Shoot technology. DOGO can also integrate with non-lethal modules. The robot includes eight video cameras that provide 360° live video and boresight views and can communicate in hostage situations. The DOGO is being sent into Fatal Funnels to provide Situational Awareness and remote engagement capabilities to increase the survivability of fighting forces.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact