RF-Cyber based Counter-UAS Solutions for Drone Threat Detection & Mitigation

Non-Kinetic & Non-Jamming Counter-UAS Solutions for Drone Threat Detection & Mitigation

D-Fend's counter-drone measures have been deployed and trusted by a range of U.S. government agencies, and are also in use at major international airports around the world By Mike Ball / 28 Mar 2024
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D-Fend Solutions is a leading developer of RF-Cyber based counter-UAS (unmanned aerial systems) technologies designed to safely and efficiently detect and neutralize drone threats. UST is delighted to welcome D-Fend Solutions on board as a supplier partner, and we will be highlighting their unique solutions and capabilities across our channels over the next 12 months.

We’ve just launched D-Fend’s UST supplier profile, which has been written and built by our team in collaboration with the company. The Gold profile showcases their non-jamming, non-kinetic counter-drone measures, which have been deployed and trusted by a range of U.S. government agencies, and are also in use at major international airports around the world.

Read on to find out more:

EnforceAir RF counter-drone systemEnforceAir is a world-leading counter-drone system based on innovative radio-frequency (RF) cyber takeover technology. With its seamless operational adaptability, it excels in addressing drone threats across various sectors, environments, and scenarios. Equipped with comprehensive detection and mitigation capabilities, EnforceAir delivers unparalleled situational awareness, operational continuity, and secure outcomes. Whether in autonomous or manual mode, the system swiftly identifies, locates, and accurately distinguishes rogue drones within protected airspace. It effectively neutralizes these threats by assuming control of the drone and guiding it to a safe landing within a predefined zone.

Utilizing non-jamming, non-kinetic technology that operates without line-of-sight requirements, EnforceAir ensures minimal disruption while distinguishing between authorized and unauthorized drones. This approach supports the preservation of communications and operational continuity.

EnforceAir can be easily controlled via an intuitive management application on a ruggedized multi-touch tablet, allowing users to view and define mission areas, safe routes, and drone classifications, and to take control of drone threats with a single tap.

counter-drone systemEnforceAir2 is a fully enhanced next-generation version of D-Fend’s flagship counter-drone system, delivering more power and performance in a highly compact footprint. With powerful real-time processing and a wide detection range, it provides superior protection and control across the entire drone threat incident lifecycle.

The low-SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) system can be easily transported in compact and lightweight Pelican cases and is quick to set up. It can be provided as a multi-mission SOF (Seamless Operational Flexibility) bundle that enables a variety of different operational deployment options, including tactical, vehicular, fixed-site, and man-portable.

EnforceAir Deployment BundleEnforceAir counter-drone solutions can be provided in specific form factors to suit a variety of use cases, providing end-to-end detection and mitigation capabilities for diverse scenarios, settings, and terrains. Rapid setup, locking, and release mechanisms facilitate swift transitions between deployments, ensuring efficient conversions as needed.

Options include:

Military Vehicle – MIL-STD-810H, MIL-STD-461 and IP66 compliant solution for comprehensive on-the-move protection, with optional autonomy that allows operators to focus on the mission.
Vehicle – easy mounting and transferring between a range of different road vehicles, providing a covert capability that delivers a moving bubble of counter-UAS protection.
Tactical – tripod mounted with long-range 360-degree coverage for deployment at ground level, on rooftops, or on elevated terrain.
Backpack – man-portable, ultra-mobile protection with covert concealed antennas.
Stationary – easy pole-mounting and designed with extreme wind and weather protection.
Long-Range Directional – designed for long-distance coverage, with pole-mounted ultra-wideband antenna unit.

Multi-sensor command & control systemMSC2 is a central management solution for the EnforceAir counter-UAS system, allowing users to network and control multiple sensors from a single server and provide scalable protection over wide areas. All drone detections are merged seamlessly into a common operating picture and duplications are automatically eliminated, providing a holistic situational awareness capability that is ideal for airports, border protection, event security and more.

For efficient mitigation and effective response to drone threats, MSC2 selects the most suitable sensor according to radio parameters and ranges. It also features an autonomous auto-mitigation mode that enables it to work without the need for operator intervention. The versatile system can be deployed in stationary or tactical configurations

To find out more about D-Fend Solutions and their RF-Cyber based counter-UAS solutions, please visit their profile page:

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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