Meteksan Defence has developed KAPAN, a counter-drone system that utilises radar to detect asymmetric UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) threats for critical facility and border security applications.
KAPAN incorporates Meteksan’s upgraded Retinar FAR-AD drone detection radar, which features a new antenna that has been customized for precise detection of mini and micro UAVs, as well as high-performance hardware and advanced algorithms supported by artificial intelligence technologies. This new version of Retinar FAR-AD can detect aerial targets from a longer range and scan a wider area.
KAPAN also includes a camera system for the classification and tracking of drone targets, and a jammer system for neutralization. The system’s command and control software gathers information from all sensors and produces a common aerial picture, utilising artificial intelligence-supported algorithms and an open, scalable and modular architecture.
İzzet Adil Baktır, Vice President of Meteksan Defence, commented: “The emergence of drones as a threat has been an issue for several years. The whole world is debating what would be the most effective solution to this threat. The issue has many dimensions and they all need to be dealt with separately. We have developed the KAPAN Counter Drone System as an open architecture system that can handle different aspects of the issue, and can include scalable, different types of sensors and drone destruction strategies to meet different operational needs.”
“At IDEF 2021, we want to highlight the new face of this system, KAPAN Command Control Software. This software, supported by artificial intelligence, performs the process of detecting and neutralizing of drone threats in a few seconds completely automatically, regardless of the operator. We see that this puts Meteksan Defence in the forefront of the competition emerging in the field of anti-drone systems.”