Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract to supply dozens of its mobile systems for the long-range detection and disruption of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to an Asian country.
The use of UAS has increased dramatically in recent years. They have become a potential threat to borders and sensitive facilities and may be used for hostile purposes such as gathering intelligence, smuggling or even carrying armaments. It’s often difficult to detect them because of their small physical size, slow air speed, and low altitude flight.
ELTA, a subsidiary of IAI, has developed the DroneGuard ComJam to deal with this threat. It is an advanced system for locating, disrupting, and shutting down UAS communications and navigation capabilities, whether they are operating independently or in groups (swarms), without impacting civilian communications and GPS in the same area.
DroneGuard ComJam can be operated at a long-range and disable the UAS while it is still far away – long before it poses a threat to the protected site. The system is housed in a single unit, is field-proven, and has successfully protected borders, airports and other facilities throughout the world. It is ideal for airports, sensitive sites, facility protection and perimeter security, and can also be vehicle-mounted.
“IAI’s Electronic Warfare systems are a force-multiplier when dealing with modern airborne threats,” says Adi Dulberg, VP & General Manager, IAI/ELTA Intelligence, Communications & EW Division.
“They are a key component in operational deployment by armies and security forces worldwide. Unauthorized border penetration by hostile UAS, or the ability to target maneuvering forces or crowded areas, could cause significant harm.
“Our customer’s ability to defend against such threats will be significantly enhanced by the long-range detection and disruption capabilities that DroneGuard ComJam delivers.”
Hundreds of IAI’s DroneGuard systems have been delivered to customers around the world to protect critical installations. They have also been used at events including the G20 Summit held in Argentina in 2018.