Able to neutralize drones of all sizes, Israel’s ‘Drone Dome’ is designed to detect, track, & down enemy drones under all weather conditions with its 360-degree coverage, wide spectrum signal jammer.
By Hezi Sternlicht & Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveiled its newest development this week, the Drone Dome defense system, design to intercept enemy unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Drone Dome defense system – Photo: Courtesy of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
The innovative interceptor was unveiled during the 2016 LAAD Public and Corporate Security International Exhibition in Brazil.
According to Rafael, Drone Dome is an innovative end-to-end defense system designed to provide effective airspace defense against hostile drones, including micro and nano drones used by terrorist groups to gather intelligence and carry out aerial attacks.
Drone Dome is designed to detect, track, and neutralize drones classified as threats. According to Rafael, the system is equipped with a state of the art RPS-42 radar, MEOS electro-optical observation mechanism, and an advanced C-Guard RD wide spectrum signal jammer.
The interceptor offers its handlers 360-degree coverage of an area under all weather conditions, 24 hours a day.
Rafael said Drone Dome has a very fast response time, and causes minimal environmental interruptions — a priority for urban areas — with “maximum safety to friendly aircraft.”
Drone Dome’s threat detection process is multitiered: First, the system detects a potential threat using its radar, electro-optical and infrared components. The data is then processed and should a threat be identified, the system alerts operators of the hostile UAV in the monitored airspace. The system’s signal jammer is then put into action, either automatically or manually, and finally, the hostile drone is neutralized either by the interceptor’s satellite navigation or radio frequency jamming systems.
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