DroneShield’s DroneGun Tactical system has been selected as the preferred counter-UAS (unmanned aerial system) solution for a range of police forces across the European Union. The tendering and selection process was run by Belgium Police, with an EU-wide framework.
DroneGun Tactical is a portable counter-drone system that is shaped like a rifle for easy one-person operation. With an effective range of up to 2 km under a variety of conditions, the system allows for a vertical controlled landing of the target drone, or return to starting point as an aid to tracking the operator. It jams video transmission back to the drone operator and also features optional GNSS disruption capability.
Sales, training and local support for DroneGun Tactical will be managed by DroneShield’s Benelux region partner, ForcePro BV. Under the framework agreement, DroneShield expects sales over an extended period of time, and also expects the agreement to serve as a platform for sales of its other products, such as the body-worn RfPatrol drone detection device and its vehicle-mounted and fixed-site counter-drone products, to EU police departments.
Oleg Vornik, CEO of DroneShield, commented: “This is an exciting win in a number of ways. This is the first framework rollout of counterdrone equipment by any Government customer, anywhere in the world. In addition to the substantial nature of this contract, we expect for this to set a standard for DroneGun Tactical procurement by other Government customers in the EU and globally, helping to fast-track additional acquisitions.”
“This selection by a highly demanding customer, following on the UK Government CPNI certification last year, reinforces the world-leading position of our products in the industry. Importantly, this win of the competitive tender by DroneShield illustrates that security is at the forefront of governments globally as well as the fact that, after a brief interruption caused by the COVID crisis, global procurement processes have resumed.”