DroneShield launches satellite based anti-drone system


Drone detection and countermeasure company DroneShield has launched a new target area-specific Satellite Denial System for disrupting drones (pictured).

The company, which manufactures in Sydney as well as internationally, also revealed an initial order from a Defence customer – which as is usual it did not name – for its new denial systems.

The company has used Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) denial techniques against drones/UAVs for number of years as part of the ‘smart defeat’ capability within its products.

There are multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) used around the world – the US GPS being the most known, alongside of the Russian GLONASS, the Chinese BeiDou and the European Galileo system.

DroneShield did not say how its system worked, however the company has developed a number of techniques during that time and has a growing reputation as experts in this domain.

The company said a Five Eyes government – the US, UK, Canada, Australia and NZ share intelligence under the Five Eyes arrangements – had requested that DroneShield develop a capability to the next level with a paid R&D project, expected to be followed by a series of further projects, each project including more advanced development of the system.

The dollar value is not material for the initial project, but the company said it was an area of expansion that is likely to become material in the next 24 months.

DroneShield’s CEO, Oleg Vornik said: “DroneShield has proven a successful ability to rapidly innovate and deliver on defence R&D contracts, as recently demonstrated in our Electronic Warfare domain efforts, where the company has progressed from the initial $600,000 project, to $3.8 million, to $9.9 million, all within a three-year period.

“Both Electronic Warfare and Satellite Denial represent closely adjacent areas to our core C-UAS space, with the learnings able to be channelled into our C-UAS work, in addition to the contracts on their own representing value for the business.”

Picture: DroneShield/Satellite Denial Systems

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