DroneShield supplies RfOne MKII long-range sensors to Australian Army

July 20, 2021 (Last Updated July 20th, 2021 11:57)

The RfOne MKII leverages the company’s proprietary detection database.

DroneShield supplies RfOne MKII long-range sensors to Australian Army
DroneShield RfOne passive far-range drone detection sensors on an Australian Army vehicle. Credit: DroneShield Ltd.

DroneShield has completed a one-off sale of its RfOne MKII long-range and high-frequency (HF) direction sensors to the Australian Army.

The long-range sensors will enable the service to evaluate and establish the requirements and options for its future counter-drone operations.

The Sydney-based firm did not disclose the quantity details nor the order value. The company noted that the sale includes a small procurement of equipment similar to its earlier standard purchases with other customers.

Meanwhile, DroneShield expects the sale is to give rise to a larger number of procurement orders for the system.

DroneShield CEO Oleg Vornik said: “As an Australian company, DroneShield is immensely proud to support the Australian Army with its long-range counter-drone strategy.”

Designed to deliver accurate detection and direction-finding capability for large sites, RfOne MKII is a stationary RF detection sand tracking system.

According to the company, deploying multiple RfOne MKII sensors across various installations enables triangulation to precisely position an uncrewed aerial vehicle or drone threat.

The RfOne MKII finder leverages the DroneShield proprietary detection database, which is updated based on subscription.

Some of the features of the system are military-grade connectors, networkable and scalable. It allows the integration of four sensors to provide 360° coverage.

In January last year, DroneShield’s US subsidiary announced its advancement from the US Army’s Phase II Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) programme to Phase III.