The new system effectively defends against hostile drones, both micro and nano. It detects, tracks and neutralizes them as they fly in prohibited areas for intelligence-gathering and other terrorism-related missions.
The Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems exhibited its new “Drone Dome” system this week at the Laad Defense and Security Expo in Brazil.
Drone Dome is a new end-to-end defense solution designed to detect, identify, track, and neutralize drones. The system is comprised of radar, cameras and a jamming system, and when it detects a drone, it disrupts its electronic systems, thereby ending its flight.
The system has 360-degree circular coverage, with a very fast response time in neutralizing drones classified as threats. Rafael says Drone Dome “causes minimal collateral interruptions to the surrounding urban environment, with maximum safety to friendly aircraft.”
Using a RPS-42 radar system and electro- optic/infra-red sensors, the system is effective in all weather conditions, 24 hours a day.
Drone Dome neutralizes enemy drones in a process that consists of several steps. It first identifies the drone intrusion, and then processes the relevant data. If appropriate, it issues an alert to the unmanned vehicle’s operator and initiates an “automatic inference operation” in the drone’s ability to navigate. When necessary, the system’s operator can interfere manually with the drone’s navigation.
The system also utilizes satellite navigation interference and radio frequency jamming systems to stop enemy drones.
Drone Dome’s components are manufactured by leading Israel companies, well known around the world for their products. All system’s components have already proven themselves in operation and are used by various military and police forces in a number of countries.