MyDefence Focused on Airports, Prisons and Critical Infrastructure
Danish company MyDefence, founded and managed by former military officers, has launched a modular anti-drone or counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) system, designated KNOX.
The system is a customisable end-to-end anti-drone solution with purpose-built RF sensors, drone radars and integrated EO/IR for visual tracking. KNOX is now available for commercial use at airports, prisons, critical infrastructure as well as for military use for base security.
The KNOX anti-drone solution fortifies an area against unauthorised drone flights, providing both passive detection and active defeat solutions to neutralise small drones in secured airspace. The name KNOX derives from the infamous Fort Knox – one of the most secure locations on earth.
To accomplish the most effective detect-and-defeat solution, KNOX uses a variety of sensor technologies, each of which serves a purpose in detecting, locating, tracking and defeating a drone threat in the vicinity of the secured area.
The anti-drone system includes RF sensors to detect and ultimately defeat drone threats. For military customers, the company supplies reactive smart jamming effectors – a next-generation jamming technology with the least possible impact on other radio communication. Other sensor technologies includes purpose-built drone radars that track drone location as well as integrated EO/IR for visual tracking in real time. The synergy from combining the sensor technologies provides the best possible protection against unauthorised drones.
“We have always engineered our anti-drone solutions around the tactical requirements of the end-user, and I am proud to announce the release of our newest solution, KNOX, which provides the necessary scalability to accommodate protection of very large sites, modularity to integrate third-party sensors and flexibility to integrate the solution into existing security infrastructure,” commented CEO of MyDefence North America CEO, Luke Layman.
KNOX is designed for any scale of installation sites, from prison facilities to large international airports. The anti-drone solution can be used to protect critical infrastructure and military bases that require scalable anti-drone capability.
“Allowing customers the ability to integrate third-party sensors and not being dependent on one type of [command and control] user interface provides a future-proof system, which can continuously be upgraded as the threat evolves and new mitigation solutions are introduced,” Layman added.
The underlying modularity of the software suite handling inputs from the sensors allows for the system to be integrated into a customer’s existing security setup, without the need for a stand-alone system. Seamless integration into a customer’s existing security setup results in a lower operational training requirement and for a more open platform that can accommodate current and future requirements.