Company Establishes European Demonstration Hub
Australian company DroneShield has announced its first order for the DroneSentinel drone detection system.
DroneSentinel is a highly modular multi-method drone detection system that incorporates radar, RF, acoustic, thermal and optical sensor detection. In jurisdictions where such actions are lawful, DroneSentry integrates this layered detection system with an RF jamming system, with the resulting capability deployed either in automatic mode or with a ‘man in the loop.’
The order, from one of the company’s European partners, incorporates the RadarZero miniaturis3d portable radar launched last month (see http://www.monch.com/mpg/news/unmanned/2785-droneshield-launches-radarzero.html) as well as DroneGuns, an advanced rifle-shaped jammer. The products will be used to establish a DroneShield demonstration hub in the Netherlands, home to NATO Joint Force Headquarters, and where there has been significant interest in counterdrone capabilities from Dutch and international operators.
“We are delighted to have established a European demonstration hub for our products in one of the key NATO countries. Governmental end-users, both military and civil, throughout Europe, are currently largely helpless against the threat of intentional or unintentional drone misuse. As the density of the drone ‘population’ has increased dramatically, the frequency and the severity of incidents have gone up. As a result, governmental end-users have now recognised the need to have tools at their disposal to detect and mitigate drones. The Dutch demonstration hub will enable European end-users to swiftly and efficiently observe the Company’s products in action, before making purchase commitments or seeking budgetary allocations from their governing bodies for purchase commitments,” commented DroneShield CEO, Oleg Vornik, adding “The market is hungry for a cost-effective solution that works in a wide range of environments, and is available today. DroneShield has started satisfying this market need.”