Newsletter Subscription

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016

Counter-UAV System from Airbus Defence and Space protects large installations and events from illicit intrusion

  • Sensor Data Fusion offers countermeasures against small drones

Airbus Defence and Space has developed a Counter-UAV System which detects illicit intrusions of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) over critical areas at long ranges and offers electronic countermeasures minimizing the risk of collateral damage .

“All over the world, incidents with universally available small drones have revealed a security gap with regards to critical installations such as military barracks, airports or nuclear plants”, says Thomas Müller, head of the Electronics business line at Airbus Defence and Space. “As a specialist in defence electronics, we have all the technologies in our portfolio and the integration knowledge which are needed  to set up a quick-response protection system with extremely low false alarm rates”.

Related Research on
Anti-Drone Market - Global Forecast to 2022

The system offers very high effectiveness by combining sensor data from different sources with latest data fusion, signal analysis and jamming technologies. It uses operational radars, infrared cameras and direction finders from Airbus Defence and Space’s portfolio to identify the drone and assess its threat potential at ranges between 5 and 10 Kilometers. Based on an extensive threat library and realtime analysis of control signals a jammer then interrupts the link between drone and pilot and/or its navigation.

Furthermore, the direction finder tracks the position of the pilot who subsequently can be arrested. Due to the Smart Responsive Jamming Technology developed by Airbus Defence and Space, the jamming signals are blocking only the relevant frequencies used to operate the drone while other frequencies in the vicinity remain operational. Since the jamming technology contains versatile receiving and transmitting capabilities, more sophisticated measures like remote control classification and GPS spoofing can be utilized as well. This allows effective and specific jamming and also a controlled takeover of the UAV.

The Counter-UAV System has been tested extensively at Airbus Defence and Space’s own premises and during customer presentations in Germany and France. Depending on the required configuration, an operational system would be available from mid-2016.

Source : Airbus Defence and Space

Published on ASDNews: Sep 17, 2015


IED/EOD & Countermine Symposium

Nov 7 - 8, 2016 - Alexandria, United States

Register More info

Owning the Night 2016: Fighting the 24 hour War

Nov 29 - 30, 2016 - Shrivenham, United Kingdom

Register More info

© 2004-2016 • ASDNews • be the first to know • contact usterms & conditionsprivacy policyadvertisingfaqs