DroneShield has announced it anticipates production of DroneSentry, its integrated drone detect-and-defeat solution, will commence in the fourth quarter of this year.
DroneSentry offers a multi-method drone detection capability, integrating and radar, radio frequency, acoustic, thermal and optical (with a range extender) sensor detection. For interception, DroneSentry integrates these layered detection methods with a radio-frequency jamming system and can be deployed either via a “man in the loop” function or in the automatic mode. The system is available to operators legally able to deploy jamming in their relevant jurisdiction.
Companion system DroneSentinel is aimed at operators unable to deploy jamming because of regulatory restrictions. It contains DroneSentry’s multi-sensor detection functionality, without the jamming capability.
Both solutions are highly modular and, depending customer requirements, can include or exclude any of the radar (RadarOne), radio frequency (RfOne), thermal camera (DroneHeat), optical camera (DroneOpt), acoustic (FarAlert and WideAlert), and optical range extender (DroneBeam) modules. The company will continue to offer these detection modules as stand-alone products where required by users, but will focus its sales efforts on the integrated systems (DroneSentry and DroneSentinel). The company also remains focused on DroneGun, the stand-alone portable rifle-style jammer currently undergoing multiple trials and governmental procurement processes globally.