MyDefence integrates drone detection sensors in light-armoured vehicle

14 November 2018 (Last Updated November 14th, 2018 10:12)

Danish research and development company MyDefence Communication has successfully integrated counter unmanned aerial system (UAS) drone detection sensors in light-armoured vehicle platforms for use by military forces.

MyDefence integrates drone detection sensors in light-armoured vehicle
GD’s light-armoured vehicle with MyDefence counter UAS sensors. Credit: MyDefence Communication.

Danish research and development company MyDefence Communication has successfully integrated counter unmanned aerial system (UAS) drone detection sensors in light-armoured vehicle platforms for use by military forces.

The installation of advanced, networked radio-frequency (RF) sensors enables military operators to effectively identify and defeat hostile autonomous aircraft used for reconnaissance or as weapon delivery systems.

MyDefence Communication has carried out the drone detection project in close cooperation with General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems.

The technology has been integrated on to GD’s wheeled armoured vehicles, providing military operators with enhanced on-the-move drone detection and defeat capability.

MyDefence North America chief executive officer Luke Layman said: “We are proud to announce the successful integration of our counter UAS sensors into the GD Land Systems light armoured vehicle platform.

“Last year, the company began initial integration testing in cooperation with the GD light-armoured vehicle and the equipment is now capable of being fully integrated into any platform.”

“This is the first fully integrated counter UAS solution available for mobile platforms with support for third-party battle management systems.”

The drone sensors will enable vehicles to detect an enemy UAS using RF and defeat the threat with smart jamming technology.

Capable of being easily integrated with third-party battle-management systems, the MyDefence equipment can use a standard tactical link to enable the vehicle to communicate and provide feedback to any remote command and control system.

This provides the wheeled platform with increased situational awareness and enhanced battlefield effectiveness.

Last year, the company began initial integration testing in cooperation with the GD light-armoured vehicle and the equipment is now capable of being fully integrated into any platform.

In June, MyDefence launched the next-generation PITBULL wearable counter UAS solution. The system uses smart jamming techniques to defeat enemy drones.