- Global Military Communications
DroneShield C-UAS technology supports U.S. Army exercise
DroneShield, a global leader in Counter-UAS (C-UAS) solutions, supported the recent U.S. Army Defense in Depth Exercise (DiDEX 20) with several of its C-UAS solutions for dismounted, mounted, and fixed-site drone detection.
During DiDEX, DroneShield successfully demonstrated its DroneSentryTM, DroneSentry-XTM, RfPatrolTM, and DroneGunTM solutions to support multiple operational scenarios within a densely populated urban environment. DroneGunTM and RfPatrolTM were used to support dismounted operations, providing situational awareness and an inituitive response capability at the tactical edge by an individual operator. DroneSentry-XTM, while mounted to a commercial vehicle, provided real-time alerts, stationary and on-the-move through the city, proving a highly effective, portable, and flexible C-UAS solution for mobile operations.
DroneSentry demonstrated its extended range Radio Frequency (RF) detection and triangulation throughout the urban airspace with its RfOne sensors. In addition to long-range detections, DroneSentry demonstrated interoperability with the U.S. Army’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) software. FAAD C2 was selected and approved by the Department of Defense Joint Counter Small-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) earlier this year. This is a key step towards a more seamless integration between the DroneSentry multi-sensor system and FAAD C2.
“The dynamic threat drones can pose dictates that a successful Counter-UAS strategy cannot take a one-size-fits-all approach. It takes a family of adaptable and interoperable solutions to effectively detect and mitigate the threat, and protect the Warfighter,” commented Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re honored to work closely with the U.S. Army, its soldiers, and partner agencies at forward thinking events like DiDEX to stay ahead of emerging and fast moving threats.”
DroneShield’s broad portfolio of solutions enables individuals and units to effectively address their C-UAS requirements, leverage existing mission components, and reduce overall cognitive burden. DroneSentry and DroneSentry-C2’s open architecture allows for interoperability of DroneShield solutions across the ecosystem of JCO approved C-UAS systems and solutions including FAAD C2 and others.
DiDEX is facilitated by the U.S. Army’s C5ISR Center Unique Mission Cell (UMC), part of the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC). Following DroneShield’s participation in DiDEX last month, the company announced MIL-STD-2525 compliance of its DroneSentry-C2TM, further demonstrating its commitment to and support of U.S. DoD end users.