DUBAI AIRSHOW NEWS: New Tech Permits Defeat of Bigger Drones
The TrueView radar, proven right here, is a part of the SkyDome System.
Fortem Applied sciences photograph
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The American maker of counter-unmanned aerial methods capabilities unveiled new drone-catching upgrades to its methods through the Dubai Airshow.
The SkyDome System 3.7 made its debut on the worldwide gathering, and will assist international locations within the Persian Gulf deal with the proliferation of low cost, accessible drones, CEO of Fortem Applied sciences Tim Bean stated Nov. 18.
“We’re now going after greater, bigger [platforms], and people are the drones which are coming in from Yemen, within the oil fields and totally different locations round there,” he stated.
The earlier model of the drone hunter may lure and tow small drones to take them out of fee. Now, customers can arm themselves in opposition to UAS which are too large to tow.
As soon as ground-based, synthetic intelligence-enabled sensors detect a big incoming enemy drone, the SkyDome system flies in entrance of it to launch a web to defeat it.
“These are the sort of threats that we’re seeing within the area,” he stated. “That is what’s attacking individuals right here within the Center East, and we will cease that now,” he stated.
Bean stated the corporate reached agreements on a number of gross sales through the present however declined to disclose the shoppers.
“In case you’re in a metropolis surroundings, you do not wish to shoot a missile,” he stated. “Laser methods are very costly, and this [SkyDome] is an affordable platform to take away massive drones from the sky coming from lengthy distance.”
America is certainly one of many countries recognizing the looming drone risk. In 2019, the U.S. Military established the Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Plane Techniques Workplace to determine options for the issue. The workplace has since launched the primary Protection Division-wide framework for counter-small UAS expertise.
One of many essential challenges in taking down the sort of cheap, customizable drones which are broadly obtainable on-line is these methods don’t emit the radio frequencies that permit the platforms to be simply tracked, Bean stated. The SkyDome addresses this by embedding a robust radar and chip with synthetic intelligence.
“You’ve heard the saying ‘flying under the radar.’ We’re the radar under the radar,” he stated.
Moreover, having a fleet of those methods permits customers to broaden the visual view and have extra information with which to trace drones, he stated.
Matters: Robotics and Autonomous Techniques