MyDefence launches new wearable PITBULL counter UAS system

2 July 2018 (Last Updated July 2nd, 2018 15:38)

Danish company MyDefence has launched the next-generation wearable counter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) solution that uses smart jamming techniques to defeat enemy drones.

MyDefence launches new wearable PITBULL counter UAS system
PITBULL counter UAS system is worn on a soldier’s uniform. Credit: MyDefence Communication.

Danish company MyDefence has launched the next-generation wearable counter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) solution that uses smart jamming techniques to defeat enemy drones.

Dubbed PITBULL, the counter UAS system has been designed to have minimal impact on other signals while jamming to maintain own communication.

Weighing only 775g, the PITBULL lightweight tactical solution can be easily worn on the uniform and helps minimise the cognitive load of dismounted soldiers, enabling them to focus on the mission.

MyDefence chief executive officer Christian Steinø said: “This is a big leap in the technological advancement of active countermeasures against malicious drones.

“There exists an immediate demand in the counter UAS market for wearable solutions for dismounted soldiers that does not interfere with their function in a unit. We are therefore proud to introduce the PITBULL wearable smart jammer that allow dismounted soldiers to defeat enemy drones while maintaining own communication.”

“Featuring both automated and manual jamming modes, the counter UAS solution has a jamming range of 1,000m.”

Featuring both automated and manual jamming modes, the counter UAS solution has a jamming range of 1,000m.

PITBULL can be used together with MyDefence’s new WINGMAN 103 wearable drone detection system to offer the entire solution of detecting and defeating enemy drones.

The smart jammer enables the dismounted soldiers to operate in hostile environments, where enemy forces use commercially available drones for reconnaissance and as weapon delivery systems.

Steinø added: “The PITBULL drone jammer will, based on the detection signals from the WINGMAN, automatically start jamming the control signals of the detected drones.

“PITBULL requires no training, simply turn on the devices and you are protected against detected drones, making it ideal for dismounted soldiers, who can instead focus on their mission.”