DroneShield’s DroneCannon features in Agile Shield


Drone detection and countermeasure company DroneShield has announced that one of its key products has been integrated into defence prime contractor Lockheed Martin Australia’s Agile Shield battlefield management programme.

The incorporation of the company’s DroneCannon Mk2 wide area non-kinetic effector (pictured) was announced as part of a collaboration with LMA’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaRLab).

Agile Shield has been developed under the Next Generation Technologies Fund framework, as part of DST Group’s Counter Improvised Threats Grand Challenge and is initially designed to counter uncrewed aerial systems (C-UAS).

STELaRLab’s Integrated Systems Lead for Agile Shield Kevin McDonald said: “The system brings together a number of Australian sensors and effectors with an open mission architecture to provide a rapid, scalable and flexible response to airborne threats.

“STELaRLab’s contribution included development of the open mission systems architecture and acting as the prime systems integrator.

“The addition of proven C-UAS jammers, such as DroneCannon Mk2, is part of Agile Shield’s planned transition from the virtual world to field demonstrations which occurred in October 2023.”

DroneShield Sales Director Red McClintock: “DroneCannon Mk2 is a globally recognised effector, in use both in the eastern-European theatre as well as being selected and recommended by the U.S. DoD for base protection requirements.

“We are excited to be working with Lockheed Martin and DST Group’s Agile Shield programme and are looking forward to growing this business relationship.”

Picture: DroneShield/DroneCannon Mk2, DroneShield’s wide area non-kinetic effector

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