IAI to Showcase Counter-Drone System At ADEX 2015

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IAI to Showcase Counter-Drone System At ADEX 2015
IAI Counter-UAV system at ADEX 2015

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will showcase a drone detection system at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX).

IAI and ELTA are offering 3-Dimensional (3D) radars and Electro-Optical (EO) sensors for detection and identification, as well as dedicated Electronic Attack (EA) jamming systems for disrupting drone flight, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

To detect low signature, low-level and low-speed airborne targets, ELTA has adapted to this specific mission its 3D radars, which include the ELM-2026D, ELM-2026B and ELM-2026BF for short (10km), medium (15km) and long (20 km) ranges, respectively, with special drone detection and tracking algorithms, as well as adapting them with EO sensors for visual identification of the target.

In order to disrupt the hostile UAV, ELTA has developed advanced adaptive jamming systems which can be used in concert with its detection and identification sensors, or as a continuously operated stand-alone system. The jamming disrupts the drone's flight and can either cause it to return to its point-of-origin (‘Return Home' function) or to shut down and make a crash landing.

Nissim Hadas, IAI Executive VP and ELTA President said, "We have begun demonstrating these capabilities to potential customers, in response to this new threat. We believe that in the near future every critical asset and public site will require these safety measures for protection against hostile drones".

"Drone Guard" systems have been extensively and successfully tested against a variety of different drones and scenarios, including simultaneous multiple drone penetrations or attacks.

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