Dedrone Introduces New RF Drone Detection Sensor

Counter-drone solutions provider Dedrone has introduce the RF-160, an updated version of the company’s RF-100 radio frequency sensor for detecting small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The RF-160 provides increased detection range—out to 5 kilometers—a streamlined installation process, and integrated LTE. Dedrone says the new sensor quantifies how many drones are in the user’s airspace and provides dearly detection before they even take off. A separate sensor, the RF-300, provides localization and tracking of sUAS. Deliveries of the RF-160 will begin in March. The average detection range of the RF-160 is 1.6 kilometers and out to 5 km in ideal conditions for certain drones. The sensor can work with other detection technologies including radar and pan-tilt-zoom cameras. “The RF-160 joins the Dedrone suite of products at a time when the global sUAS market is growing at a rapid pace, and organizations are looking to see what the social and economic impact of the rise of drones will have on our day-to-day lives,” says Joerg Lamprecht, CEO and co-founder of Dedrone.

CerbAir in Running to Provide Counter-Drone Solution to Paris Olympics

France’s CerbAir says it has been shortlisted as a potential supplier of counter drone solutions to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The company says its portable Manpack solution, which has users worldwide, can detect, identify and locate drones and their operators, and can also be used to neutralize a drone. CerbAir says the anti-drone program is mandated by the French General Secretariat of Defense and National Security. The company’s technology was demonstrated last fall in several operational scenarios at Avignon airport. The system is based on radio frequency technology and can detect drones up to 2 kilometers a way and can thwart a drone through jamming and hacking measures to force it to land.