Counter-UAV System Deployed at UK G7 Summit

By Phoebe Grinter / 24 Sep 2021

The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) deployed Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ DRONE DOME counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (c-UAV) system to protect world leaders from unmanned aerial threats during the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England.

Rafael DRONE DOME

Rafael’s DRONE DOME c-UAV system provides all-weather, 360-degree rapid defense against hostile drones. Fully operational and globally deployed, DRONE DOME offers a modular, robust infrastructure comprised of electronic jammers and sensors and unique artificial intelligence algorithms to effectively secure threatened air space.

DRONE DOME’s advanced technology allows it to effectively address drone and UAV threats through detection, identification, and neutralization by identifying a threat,  allocating the target to the laser, locking onto the target, tracking it, and carrying out a soft- or hard- kill with its unique laser technology. 

DRONE DOME’s artificial intelligence capabilities and advanced laser and sensor systems provide a precise picture of incoming threats, allowing the system to detect and identify specific threat elements more accurately to engage and neutralize targets faster and more efficiently.

The system’s flexibility across military and civil applications offers advanced protection for manoeuvring forces, sensitive facilities, border protection, and civilian targets such as airports and other public facilities.

“Rafael today recognizes two new and key trends in the field of counter-UAVs, both of which DRONE DOME can successfully defend against,” said Meir Ben Shaya, Rafael EVP for Marketing and Business Development of Air Defence Systems. 

“The first trend is the number of drones employed during an attack, and the operational need to have the ability counter multiple, simultaneous attacks; this is a significant, practical challenge that any successful system must be able to overcome.

“The second trend is the type of tool being employed. Previously, air defense systems were developed to seek out conventional aircraft, large UAVs, and missile, but today these defense systems must also tackle smaller, slower, low-flying threats which are becoming more and more autonomous. 

“Today’s threats pose a significant challenge for SIGNT and radar systems which are predominantly built to seek larger, more conventional targets. These new threats require hard-kill solutions, which is precisely why Rafael developed its laser interception system now integrated into DRONE DOME.”

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