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LIMA 2017: Mitsubishi delivers first anti-UAV system

23rd March 2017 - 07:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Langkawi


A new countermeasure tool to ward off illegal UAVs was unveiled by Mitsubishi Electric at the LIMA 2017 exhibition being held in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Labelled the Drone Deterrence System, it began to be developed in 2014 and made its first sale in Japan in 2016, said a company representative.

In fact, the first example will be delivered to the government customer this week. However, Mitsubishi Electric would not reveal who that client was.

Japan has experienced several incidents that would make an anti-UAV system desirable. For example, staff discovered a quadrotor atop the roof of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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