Dedrone, a San Francisco-based airspace security firm, has teamed with Swisscom Broadcast, a European telecommunications operator, to safeguard Swiss businesses from uninvited drones. The purpose is to defend vital infrastructure, airports, and big event venues using Dedrone’s detection, identification, and intervention capabilities.
For some reason, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) decided to launch a two-year-old video of their counter-drone program. In the video, it is said that NATO scientists are creating a signature database of small UAVs to help countries develop their drone detection systems and counter-drone programs. It is unclear why NATO decided to publish the video on YouTube and Twitter two years after...
The French army says it has successfully completed a series of tests with an anti-drone laser to be deployed at the time of the 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris. The laser system may even be deployed earlier, namely during the 2023 Rugby World Cup in the autumn of 2023. The laser cannon is capable of shooting a drone out of the air at a distance of one kilometer or 0.625 miles.
Under the acronym JEY-CUAS – which stands for “Joint European System for Countering Unmanned Aerial Systems – the European Union will invest no less than 15 million euros in the development of a new generation of anti-drone measures, also referred to as counter unmanned aircraft system (UAS). A total of 38 organizations from 14 Member States are participating in the program.
Although the purchase and use of jammers is not allowed in most countries, it appears to be no problem to get illegal drone jammers via Chinese suppliers. This is shown by research by the magazine Engineering & Technology. Without asking critical questions, a supplier was willing to send two drone jammers in parts to addresses in Germany and the UK from China.