SpearUAV’s Viper family of loitering munitions has been developed to provide effects across multiple domains.
DeTect’s DroneWatcher installed at ECP
Once fully implemented, the system will include DeTect's DroneWatcher radio frequency (RF), smartphone application and drone surveillance radar (DSR), which together will provide a multi‐layered UAS detection system for the airport.
The system is designed to tackle the security and flight safety risks posed by UAS incursions into controlled airspace.
The initial installation includes a DroneWatcher RF sensor on the airport control tower and deployment of multiple DroneWatcher app enabled smartphones that will be used by airport police as roving UAS detectors. The app turns Android smartphones and tablets into crowdsourced UAS detectors.
The next phase will include installation of a DroneWatcher DSR at the airport to provide a third layer of UAV detection and defence. The DSR will also function as a bird radar, providing real‐time bird‐aircraft strike risk alerts to airport flight safety managers. UAV incursion alerts and bird strike risk alerts will be provided through custom, real‐time web displays and through automated text messaging.
The installation is expected to be completed by the end of May 2017.
More from Uncrewed Vehicles
The UK has outlined a strategy on how it will spend billions of dollars on uncrewed systems over the next decade as it transitions to a more mixed force of crewed and uncrewed platforms.
The Spike FireFly saw operational use in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 2023 which has led to increased interest in the loitering munition.
The funding towards the MQ-28A Ghost Bat will facilitate the delivery of three Block 2 aircraft with enhanced design and improved capabilities.
The Swedish Home Guard has received Anafi UAVs from Parrot to enhance surveillance and defence capabilities in various conditions.
World Defense Show 2024: Teledyne FLIR develops large CUAS to be sent for service in Ukraine and Middle East
Teledyne FLIR has released information on its new large CUAS system and has also displayed its ThermoSight HISS-HD at World Defense Show 2024.