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DSEI 2019: General Robotics showcases next generation Pitbull-3

11th September 2019 - 07:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London

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General Robotics revealed the new anti-drone remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) with its latest features, known as the Pitbull-3 at DSEI 2019.

The Pitbull-3 is a lightweight RCWS that delivers General Robotic's 'Point & Shoot' technology. It also provides a solution for detecting and tracking of all types of drones during flight, enabling neutralisation and downing of the UAVs.

Weighing 70kg, the Pitbull-3 anti-drone station provides a 'complete solution in one compact and mobile system' that can be installed on any manned or unmanned ground, air or maritime platforms, including ultralight vehicles such as ATVs and fixed stations.

‘While hard-kill solutions are inevitably needed to stop advanced drones and drone swarms, there is a strong focus on soft-kill capabilities. Pitbull-3 enables both.’ said Shahar Gal, CEO of General Robotics.

The system’s solution against drones enables three courses of action to be taken: the detection of drones by various radar types within the system, with a drone detection range of up to 5km; a soft-kill via an integrated jammer which can induce simultaneous disruption of all drones’ communication frequencies, forcing the drone to stop, land or return to base; and a hard-kill whereby a prediction algorithm enables moving drones to be shot down from 500m, and hovering drones from 800m.

In addition to the Pitbull-3, at DSEI the company will also present the new DOGO Mark II anti-terror robot with its latest capabilities, which include: a faster Point & Shoot interface (enabling accurate designation of lethal or non-lethal means by clicking on the screen); non-lethal pepper spray and non-lethal dazzling light module attachments; and front extenders for overcoming obstacles.

Weighing 11 kg, DOGO is being used by special forces, SWAT teams and infantry around the world. Standard pistols can be attached to the robot and operated via the Point & Shoot technology. 

DOGO can also be integrated with non-lethal modules. The robot includes eight video cameras that provide 360° live video and boresight views, and it can communicate in hostage situations.

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