Counter-Drone Technology Supports U.S. Army Exercise

By Mike Ball / 31 Dec 2020

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DroneShield has provided several of its C-UAS (counter-unmanned aerial systems) solutions for dismounted, mounted, and fixed-site drone detection in support of the recent U.S. Army Defense in Depth Exercise (DiDEX 20).

During the exercise, DroneShield successfully demonstrated its DroneSentry, DroneSentry-X, RfPatrol, and DroneGun solutions to support multiple operational scenarios within a densely populated urban environment. DroneGun and RfPatrol were used to support dismounted operations, providing situational awareness and intuitive response capability for individual operators. DroneSentry-X, while mounted to a commercial vehicle, provided real-time alerts both while stationary and on the move through the city.

DroneSentry also demonstrated extended range Radio Frequency (RF) detection and triangulation throughout the urban airspace with its RfOne sensors, as well as interoperability with the U.S. Army’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) software. FAAD C2 was recently selected and approved by the Department of Defense Joint Counter Small-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO).

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 the exercise, the company announced MIL-STD-2525 compliance of its DroneSentry-C2 system, further demonstrating its commitment to and support of U.S. DoD end users.

Oleg Vornik, CEO of DroneShield, commented: “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. 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.”

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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