Rafael’s Drone Dome won UK G7 summit
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems reported that its Drone Dome UAV and UAV Threat Protection System was deployed to protect Britain’s G7 summit last June.
The UK Ministry of Defense bought several Drone Dome systems from Rafael three years ago. The system is already operational with the British armed forces in several arenas and was selected to protect the site in Cornwall where the G7 summit was held three months ago.
Rafael said Drone Dome is an intelligent and modular system, which provides an advanced technological solution based on three essential levels to effectively deal with threats from drones and UAVs – locate, identify and neutralize. All assignments are carried out based on operational needs and customer requirements.
The system combines advanced radar with different types of sensors: an electro-optical camera, an advanced ability to locate and neutralize threats using soft kill for all types of drones threatening a defined air area.
Rafael said the system has proven itself in a number of arenas around the world and has already been sold to several countries. According to the Israeli company, the modular system is efficient and very reliable and works in all weather conditions.
Drone Dome also has a highly focused laser beam for high altitudes, which precisely locks onto the target and intercepts it in the shortest possible time. The system has a safety protection mechanism in which the beam is locked only to the threatening target while ensuring maximum safety for the environment and avoiding collateral damage.
Rafael EVP Marketing and Business Development of Air Defense Systems, said: “Rafael today recognizes two key new trends in counter-UAVs, which Drone Dome can successfully defend against. The first trend is the number of drones used during one and the operational need to have the capacity to counter multiple simultaneous attacks; this is an important practical challenge that any effective system must be able to overcome.
“The second trend is the type of tool used. Previously, air defense systems were developed to search for conventional airplanes, large unmanned aerial vehicles and missiles, but today these defense systems also have to cope. to smaller, slower, low-flying threats that are becoming increasingly self-sufficient. Today’s threats pose a significant challenge to SIGNT and radar systems that are primarily designed to search for larger and larger targets. These new threats require difficult solutions, which is precisely why Rafael has developed its laser interception system now integrated into the Drone Dome. “
Posted by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – September 13, 2021
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