DroneShield and tech firm Epirus have partnered to supply army and authorities clients with a fully-integrated counter-drone system.
Beneath the collaboration, DroneShield’s multi-sensor DroneSentry has been mixed with Epirus’ Leonidas high-power microwave counter-electronics/counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) effector.
DroneSentry and Leonidas
DroneSentry makes use of radar, electro-optic detection, radiofrequency, and a monitoring system to defend towards aerial drone threats. It’s powered by DroneShield’s command and management system and a “good” jamming UAS defeat module for efficient deployment.
Leonidas is an digital warfare system that may intercept a single goal in crowded environments and restricted areas or deal with a number of threats concurrently in a large space.
Leonidas’ functionality offers customers with a compact counter-electronics answer, enhanced results, and higher security and management throughout C-UAS operations.
The platform will be mounted to a gimbal for elevated maneuverability and utilized in cell or fastened configurations in accordance with mission necessities.
“The mixed system offers considerably expanded choices for our US DoD, and in time, international buyer base. Moreover, there are synergies on the enterprise improvement entrance, which DroneShield and Epirus are already engaged on,” DroneShield CEO Oleg Vornik said.
“Epirus and DroneShield share frequent ethos of fast tempo, excessive tech innovation, to supply the warfighter with superior applied sciences to guard towards the quickly rising menace of drones and different digital threats. We’re happy to proceed deepening the engagement over time,” Epirus CEO Ken Bedingfield added.
Newest DroneShield and Epirus Tasks
DroneShield not too long ago signed contracts to ship standalone C-UAS options for worldwide authorities businesses, together with a $1-million order in October, two 11-million Australian greenback ($7.6 million) orders final December and January 2023, and a $2.2 million order in April.
The corporate launched its DroneGun Mk4 pistol-shaped unmanned aerial system jammer this yr.
Earlier than teaming with DroneShield, Epirus obtained a $66-million contract to supply Leonidas methods to the US.
It adopted the combination of the Leonidas air protection system with Common Dynamics’ Stryker armored combating autos final October.