DroneShield announced on 10 October the release of DroneCannon RW (Remote Weapon), a soft kill drone jammer for integration with hard kill remote weapon stations (RWS), developed in direct response to user requirements.
Historically, DroneShield has focused on soft kill counterdrone solutions – its products interdict drones through technological interference rather than physical kinetic impact. Military users around the world recognise that soft kill drone defences are particularly effective, however, they already have in service hard kill (conventional kinetic impact) systems that are not focused on drone defence. User feedback is that many military authorities seek soft kill solutions that integrate with their existing hard kill systems.
DroneCannon RW is a lightweight soft kill counterdrone jammer, which is designed for use on RWS as part of a combined layered hard/soft kill system. System agnostic, it can be integrated with any third-party RWS, either in standalone or vehicle-mounted configurations, thus allowing manufacturers of unmanned weapons systems to add a soft kill option to existing products, which may already be in service.
“The release of DroneCannon RW marks two important milestones for DroneShield. Firstly, DroneShield is now one of the very few defence and security companies enabling its customers to utilise a combination of soft kill and hard kill counterdrone solutions, with an optional detection add-on through other DroneShield products, all seamlessesly integrated into one system. Secondly, this system continues our entry into the on-vehicle counterdrone segment, following our recent Rapid Scout partnership, something that is technologically challenging and unique in the market,” commented company CEO Oleg Vornik.