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25 June 21. Dedrone Surpasses 1,000 Sensors Sold. Dedrone, a supplier of smart airspace security announced that it has surpassed 1,000 sensors sold, and continues to rapidly expand the global Dedrone footprint exceeding 250% revenue growth year-over-year.
Dedrone detects, identifies, and locates nearly 250 different drone types and can provide mitigation when authorized for use. Dedrone’s extensive drone library leverages a machine-learning and AI validation process to deliver maximum detection of varied drone types and manufacturers, with minimal false positives. The global airspace security company experiences continued momentum in customer installations, with active deployments in 33 countries. Customers span key industries, including defense and homeland security, critical infrastructure, airports, correctional facilities and corporate enterprises.
The world’s most secure organizations rely on Dedrone for automated, continuous protection of their airspace against unauthorized drones.
- Government, Military and Homeland Security – Dedrone provides airspace security to four of the G7 nation governments, including the United States Department of Defense. Over 700 DedroneDefender™ guns have been deployed to defend airspace against drones without compromising safety or risking collateral damage. In 2020, Dedrone entered a strategic partnership with General Dynamics Mission Systems, and in 2021, jointly released the Dedrone Expeditionary Kit, allowing users to rapidly deploy and set up Dedrone technology within a mission Area of Responsibility in less than an hour, with no tools required. Dedrone successfully demonstrated initial integration into the U.S. Army’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) software and is an active and regular participant in U.S. federally sponsored events, including the current Department of Homeland Security Air Domain Awareness testing event.
- Critical Infrastructure – Dedrone’s airspace security solution is used by over 55 critical infrastructure sites around the world, including refineries, nuclear plants, ports, (see Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals), and utilities, (see Korea Power Exchange). Dedrone technology has been tested and received certification from the U.K. Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure every year it has been offered, 2019 and 2021. In 2021, Dedrone authored a chapter of NATO’s Joint Air Power Competence Centre, “A Comprehensive Approach to Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Protection of Critical Infrastructure.”
- Airports – Providing airspace security at international airports in seven countries around the globe, Dedrone enables customers like Newcastle International Airport and Perth, Scotland Airport, to protect passengers, airlines and airport employees against drone threats. In 2021, Dedrone was the first airspace security technology provider to announce both United States and European Union Remote ID capability, which will allow airports to monitor authorized or approved drone activity, and identify any unauthorized or noncompliant drone activity. Learn more from Chicago Department of Aviation (Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport) about establishing an airport airspace security program, here.
- Correctional Facilities – Dedrone protects over 50 correctional facilities worldwide from drone-based contraband deliveries and hostile surveillance. Maine Department of Corrections, Kentucky Department of Corrections and JVA Halle in Germany share their experience using Dedrone to protect operations against unauthorized drones.
- Corporate Enterprises – More than 10 Fortune 500 Companies rely on Dedrone to protect their airspace against drone-based corporate espionage, cyber threats and physical damage to their campuses and their data centers. Dedrone provides technology and airspace security analytics for enterprise security teams to prevent, prepare for, and strategically respond to a drone threat. (Source: UAS VISION)
24 June 21. Echodyne Expands Market for Leading CUAS Radar, EchoGuard. CE, RED, and RoHS3 compliance opens European market. Customer demand adds new products and capabilities. Echodyne, the radar platform company, announced today substantial enhancements to its industry-leading radars, adding a new radar for international markets, a new product for special operations-type applications, a ruggedized radome, and continuing improvements in software and performance. Together, these product developments represent significant advancements to its breakthrough radar technology, MESA®. With customers in defense, national security, and critical infrastructure protection, Echodyne radars have become a core component for counter-UAS, border security, and base and perimeter 3D surveillance solutions.
The products and improvements include:
- EchoGuard International. The new EchoGuard radar has RoHS3 construction and is compliant with CE Radio Equipment Directive (RED) compliance for EU customers, per Type Examination Certificate per 2014/53/EU Radio Equipment directive.
- EchoGuard spectrum expansion. Many jurisdictions allow for RadioLocation use at 24.05-24.25 GHz, and EchoGuard now has a new product variant to address these markets.
- Improved radome. A ruggedized radome designed to withstand 1.5 joules of impact energy without altering the radar’s form factor.
- Lightweight Deployment Kit (LDK). With customer demand running high for a lightweight system, the new LDK is designed to fit 10 hours of Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) activity, including radar, computer, and batteries, into a military backpack weighing <20 lbs.
- Firmware updates. All Echodyne radars are software-defined, and this update includes enhanced stability and greater ease of use and functionality.
- New waveform ideal for slow velocity resolution. Driven by customer demand, the new waveform is designed to detect and track very slow movement, like stealthy human walking, at greater than 1.5 miles.
- RadarUI update. We have significantly upgraded our radar user interface with extended product line support and faster field deployment for easy radar visualization.
“We continue to find excellent customer traction for our high-performance radars and are excited to add these new products and enhancements to the EchoGuard family,” said Eben Frankenberg, CEO of Echodyne. “Our breakthrough radars are now embedded in advanced situational awareness and weapons systems, force protection, base and asset 3D perimeter surveillance, and critical infrastructure security. We are scaling our business to not only meet demand but to become the leading radar manufacturer for a range of current and future defense and security applications. There is a lot more to come and we’re excited about our next phase.” (Source: ASD Network)
23 June 21. Clarifai signs CRADA with US Army for large-scale EO/IR data labelling. Clarifai’s Scribe Labeler product will be assessed by the US Army for developing high-quality training data.
Clarifai has partnered with the US Army for rapid and precise labelling of large-scale electro-optical / infrared (EO/IR) data.
A cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) has been signed with the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD).
The effort will enhance the understanding of data and the development of the algorithm.
It will involve the assessment of Scribe Labeler, a product developed by the artificial intelligence (AI) lifecycle platform provider.
The product evaluation by the US Army will enable the development of high-quality training data associated with combat-ready night-vision and electronic sensor applications.
Clarifai CEO Matt Zeiler said: “This CRADA provides Clarifai with an accelerated path to helping the US Army improve every aspect of the data annotation process for building artificial intelligence applications.
“We are excited to partner with the US Army and continue to improve our products to ensure they truly optimise critical workflows needed across the US military to deploy combat-ready AI.”
Clarifai Public Sector advisor major general Barbara Fast said that using commercial industry expertise and resources will benefit the army in terms of cost reduction, time, and risk associated with research and development.
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord said: “Public-private partnerships can accelerate the fielding of warfighting capability by leveraging Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories and commercial technology, while in this case, potentially providing AI efficiencies across DoD by reducing duplicate costs that arise from multiple data labelling efforts across the department.”
In April, Clarifai formed a strategic collaboration with Palantir to support the first phase of the US Army’s ground station modernisation.
23 June 21. Germany backs €1.4bn purchase of Boeing maritime patrol aircraft – source. The German parliament’s budget committee on Wednesday approved the 1.4bn euro purchase of five Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, a parliamentary source said. The planes are designed for submarine hunting and conducting long-distance maritime reconnaissance. They will replace Germany’s ageing fleet of Lockheed (LMT.N) P-3C Orion aircraft. (Source: Reuters)
21 June 21. German government ups the pressure in $1.1bn Poseidon purchase petition. German government officials are asking for lawmakers’ approval to buy five P-8 Poseidon maritime-surveillance and submarine-hunting aircraft from the United States before Washington’s offer expires by the end of the month.
The request is detailed in an information package compiled by the Finance and Defence ministries for members of the Bundestag’s Budget committee. The panel is scheduled to meet June 23 to consider a raft of last-minute, defense-spending requests before lawmakers head into the summer recess ahead of the Sept. 26 federal election.
As is the case with other large military investments awaiting a decision, the P-8 acquisition would exceed current budget projections. The Defense and Finance ministries are negotiating an out-of-cycle budget increase to provide the necessary funding of roughly 1.4bn euros, or $1.7bn, through 2026.
The U.S. government’s offer for the aircraft, dated April 5, comes in at $1.1bn. Taxes, training, spares and support make up remainder of the request to lawmakers, according to the document.
The German navy has long advocated to buy the Boeing-made Poseidon aircraft to replace the service’s aging P-3 Orion fleet. Those planes’ readiness rates are deteriorating so quickly that the navy believes it needs an interim solution before a new, joint program with France is expected to field new equipment in 2035 or so.
The new spending request, obtained by Defense News, makes an elaborate case to defend the suddenness and inevitability of the P-8 pick – two key justifications for the kinds of creative budgeting that officials are proposing in the absence of money on hand.
For example, officials cite an analysis earlier this year which found the P-3 fleet to be in such bad shape that only two of the aircraft would be usable starting in late 2023 unless the government sinks considerable money into upkeep.
Adding to the P-3 Orion’s woes was “tanking damage” sustained by one aircraft last year that officials deemed too expensive to repair, according to the document.
Officials also cite pressure from NATO to field sufficient anti-submarine capabilities. The alliance’s Defence Planning Process had identified Germany’s looming gap in aircraft to that end as an “area of concern,” the document to lawmakers states.
German defense leaders also want to jump on the P-8 offer because it came in lower than the amount they previously thought they would have to spend beginning in 2025, according to the missive.
Berlin hopes to catch the tail end of Boeing’s Poseidon production run before the line stops in 2024, officials wrote. If lawmakers approve the plan this week, the five planes for Germany are slated for delivery in the first half of 2025, according to the government.
Defense analysts here have pointed to Russian investments in sub-surface weaponry as a key reason for Germany to field capable countermeasures. The country also has nascent ambitions to play a larger role in the Asia-Pacific region, with naval capabilities featuring prominently in those plans. (Source: Defense News)
22 Jun 21. RoK to test new counter-UAV system aimed at protecting military facilities. The South Korean military will conduct a six-month trial of a new, locally developed radar-linked system designed to counter small and micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), particularly those posing a threat to military facilities, the Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) in Seoul announced on 22 June.
Delivered to the Republic of Korea Army, Navy, and Air Force for testing, the “radar-linked anti-drone integrated solution” is stated to be capable of detecting micro UAVs with a radar cross section (RCS) of 0.01 m² out to a distance of 8 km, after having detected during a preliminary test a DJI Phantom 4 Pro that has this RCS. The UAV defeat mechanism used by the system is jamming-based and is mainly intended to protect military facilities from small UAVs.
DAPA noted that the growing military use of UAVs and the increasing threat posed by small UAVs to critical infrastructure were the key drivers behind the development of this new detection and jamming system.
The agency pointed out that the counter-UAV solution only uses indigenously developed technologies. For instance, its active electronically scanned-array (AESA) radar was developed by a local start-up company affiliated with the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST). The radar was then integrated with the jamming system.
According to Yonhap News Agency, the counter-UAV system was developed under a KRW4.84bn (USD4.3m) deal awarded in November 2020 through a fast-track procurement process, and underwent a six-month period of production and inspection. (Source: Jane’s)
22 June 21. Northrop Grumman Flight Tests Digital Wideband AESA Sensor. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has successfully flight demonstrated its new Terracotta sensor – a fully-digital open mission systems (OMS)-compliant wideband active electronically scanned array (AESA).
The flight test was a follow-on to successful ground and flight demonstrations of Terracotta conducted last fall. This most recent flight verified Terracotta’s ability to simultaneously perform active and passive radio frequency capabilities. Terracotta’s nearly 200 wideband digital channels can be molded cooperatively or segmented for unique purposes, including electronic warfare, airborne early warning radar, active and passive sensing, and communications.
“As a fully-digital multifunction sensor with a wide operating bandwidth, Terracotta can seamlessly provide adaptive spectrum maneuverability,” said Paul Kalafos, vice president, surveillance and electromagnetic maneuver warfare. “The sensor’s architecture is easily scaled and configured for many applications and systems across all domains. It represents a key enabling technology for joint all domain operations.”
Unlike traditional sensors, multifunction apertures consolidate multiple capabilities into a single sensor, decreasing both the number of apertures needed and the size, weight, and power requirements for the advanced capabilities. Sophisticated multifunction apertures like Terracotta can deploy several functions simultaneously.
OMS compliance offers an interface solution based on open architecture design allowing customers to rapidly add new or improved capabilities, regardless of supplier, at a reduced cost. Northrop Grumman plans to integrate a combination of OMS/Open Communication Systems sensors and software-defined radios across multiple platforms, networks and nodes to address driving mission needs and ensure multi-domain interoperability. To learn more about Northrop Grumman’s role in advancing the DOD’s Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) vision, visit the company’s website.
21 June 21. Israel MoD Successfully Completes its First-Ever Series of Interception Tests Employing an Airborne, High-Power Laser System. The Directorate of Defense R&D in the Ministry of Defense (MoD), together with Elbit Systems and the IAF, has successfully intercepted several UAVs using an airborne High-Power Laser Weapon System (HPL-WS). The UAVs were intercepted at various ranges and flight altitudes.
Defense Minister, Benny Gantz: “I would like to congratulate the Directorate for Defense R&D, Elbit Systems and the IAF on the technological breakthrough they have achieved. Today you have brought us closer to yet another important milestone in the development of the multi-tier defense array of the State of Israel and it is significant both in terms of cost-effectiveness and defense capabilities. The laser system will add a new layer of protection at greater ranges and in facing a variety of threats – securing the State of Israel while saving the costs of interception. I am confident that Israel’s defense industry will succeed in this important development program, and I will personally work together with the entire defense establishment to ensure its success.”
The test series was conducted under the leadership of the Directorate of Defense R&D in the Israel Ministry of Defense. During this series, a High-Power Laser system was installed on an aircraft and was tested in a number of scenarios. It successfully intercepted and destroyed all of the UAVs that were launched throughout the test. The ability to intercept and destroy airborne threats in the air is groundbreaking and offers a strategic change in the air defense capabilities of the State of Israel. This game-changing series was conducted in a testing field in the center of Israel, in close cooperation with the IAF and the “Yanat” unit.
Israel is among the first countries in the world to achieve and demonstrate such capabilities employing an airborne, High-Power Laser system. This test series is the first phase in a multi-year program led by the Directorate of Defense R&D and Elbit Systems to develop a laser system against a variety of long-range threats.
This method of airborne interception has many advantages, including a low cost per interception, the ability to effectively intercept long-range threats at high altitudes regardless of weather conditions, and the ability to defend vast areas. The airborne, High-Power Laser System will complement Israel’s multi-tier missile defense array, which include the Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow missile interceptor systems. This system will increase the effectiveness of air defense against existing and future threats in the region.
Head of Research and Development in the DDR&D, Brig. Gen. Yaniv Rotem: “The Directorate of Defense R&D in the Ministry of Defense, Elbit and the IAF have completed a series of tests employing a powerful, airborne laser system. We successfully intercepted several UAVs in the air, within a range of more than 1km. This is a groundbreaking technological achievement and it is critical for further development of our airborne High-Power Laser System.”
General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR, Oren Sabag: “We are proud to spearhead the development of this strategic capability together with the Ministry of Defense and the IAF. The trials were successful thanks to a range of unique technological assets. We believe that the use of a high-power laser to carry out low-cost airborne interception of rockets and hostile unmanned aircraft, closer to their launching areas and away from population centers, offers a significant change in Israel’s defense capabilities.”
17 June 21. Canadian drone detection pilot programme reports high success rate at Ottawa International. The Ottawa International Airport Authority reports early success during a drone detection pilot project in collaboration with Indro Robotics, Aerial Armor, QinetiQ and Nav Canada. According to the airport authority, the project detected an unauthorized 11-minute flight just north of the airfield on 15 March 2021. The same drone flew 24 flights during March, including flights close to the Civic Hospital Air Ambulance Helipad, the CHEO Helipad and Parliament Hill.
“We know what type of drone it was, its unique ID number, its flight time, flight path and its maximum altitude,” says Michael Beaudette, Ottawa International’s VP of Security, Emergency Management and Customer Transportation. “It should not have been flying in any of those locations and in doing so, was in violation of Transport Canada regulations.”
There are two types of technology being demonstrated in Ottawa’s drone detection pilot program: radio frequency (RF) detection and micro Doppler radar.
RF drone detection is provided by Indro Robotics and Remote Sensing. Indro installed an RF receiver station on the roof of the passenger terminal building that can detect drones operating on 2.4 and 5.8 ghz within a 15-kilometre radius.
“Our system “interrogates” each device to gain more information to pin down GPS point X, Y and Z – Z being important as we want to know how high the device is flying,” explains Philip Reece, CEO of Indro Robotics. “We can also determine the make and size of the device, which helps determine what kind of threat it may pose. For example, a small, slow moving drone that’s far away is less of a threat than a large drone on an airport flight path.”
The system includes a user interface that provides real-time and consolidated historical reports including drone ID numbers in most cases.
“In March of this year, the Indro system detected 1626 flights within the 15-kilometre zone, including 64 flights that occurred at night,” says Ottawa’s Michael Beaudette. “The totals were up significantly over January, as the weather got warmer and people decided to take their drones out for a fly.”
The second technology being demonstrated as part of the program is a micro Doppler radar solution called Obsidian from British firm QinetiQ. Obsidian uses millimetric wave radar – 9-12 ghz – to detect the movement of the small spinning propellers on a drone flying anywhere within 2 kilometres of the airport.
“Our solution is the product of QinetiQ’s decades in the defence sector, and our involvement with radar since the World War II,” says QinetiQ representative Paul Romano. “The most serious threats to safety are not likely to be conventional drones that respond to electronic interrogation. Radar can detect and track drones that, for whatever reason, can’t be detected by RF or don’t want to be. Ultimately, it’s all about identifying all potential threats so that appropriate action can be taken to keep aircraft safe.”
Precisely what actions should be taken when a drone is detected flying unauthorised is also part of the program.
“As part of this project, we’ve been conducting tabletop exercises with our partners at Nav Canada, Transport Canada, airlines, emergency services and law enforcement,” says Ottawa’s Michael Beaudette. “Developing appropriate response protocols and responsibilities ultimately has to be part of the solution.”
“It’s forbidden to fly a drone within 5.6 kilometres of the centre of any airport in Canada,” said Ottawa’s President and CEO, Mark Laroche. “Unfortunately, that hasn’t prevented it from happening. In March of 2021, our program detected and reported on 101 drone flights within that 5.6-kilometre radius. April’s numbers were even higher at 167. A number of these were flown during hours of darkness and some exceeding altitudes of 1,600 feet.” He says the purpose of the program is neither to shame drone operators nor scare the public.
“The vast majority of drone operators aren’t out there trying to disrupt aviation nor threaten aircraft,” says Mark Laroche. “But we need to know where they are and if they do pose a threat, be ready to take the appropriate action that we as an airport can take to ensure safety. What we are seeing and reporting to Transport Canada is a very disturbing trend that requires a quick response to reverse the number of drone operators flying in restricted areas.”
The program will continue through to the end of 2021.
“Drones are becoming almost ubiquitous, with exponential growth in sales to both hobbyists and commercial operators,” says Michael Beaudette. “As an airport operator, we felt it was vitally important that we test systems to detect drones operating on flight paths, near the airport and in other restricted zones to help ensure the safety of air crews and passengers.”
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15 June 21. US nuclear agency deploys counter drone technology to secure no-drone zones. The US government Y-12 National Security Complex has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), says the Y-12 press release. Y-12 airspace is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) designated no-drone zone.
The counter drone system is intended to detect, identify, and track potentially malicious UAS threats. A threat is defined by the FAA as the reasonable likelihood that a UAS or unmanned aircraft activity, if unabated, could inflict or otherwise cause physical harm to a person; inflict or otherwise cause damage to property or systems; interfere with the operational mission of a covered facility or asset; conduct unauthorized surveillance or reconnaissance; or result in unauthorized access to, or disclosure of, classified or protected information. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provides the legal authority from Congress for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to protect its facilities through its counter UAS programme.
“The National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office (NPO) is announcing this deployment and the airspace restriction to the public to minimize the threat of unauthorized UAS flights over Y-12,” said Teresa Robbins, NPO Manager. “This will enhance our ability to effectively protect this vital national security facility.”
Y‑12 aims to provide a safe and effective US nuclear weapons deterrent. It retrieves and stores nuclear materials, fuels the nation’s naval reactors, and performs complementary work for other government and private-sector entities.
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18 June 21. IAI agrees to produce tactical radars for German Land Forces. The first radar systems are expected to be delivered early next year and the final deliveries are scheduled in 2024. The manufacture and delivery will be carried out as part of a €36m agreement signed between German company Elektroniksystem – und Logistik (ESG) and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). IAI will provide the systems through its subsidiary ELTA Systems, which is ESG’s subcontractor for the contract. It will also provide training courses and resources and initial spare parts.
ELTA’s fifth-generation WatchGuard Radar is a tactical ground surveillance radar (GSR) designed to support tough missions. It uses ‘staring and electronic-steering’ search techniques and allows ‘high probability of target detection and tracking’.
The radar can be optimised to suit the requirements of any kind of situations.
IAI-ELTA Land Systems Division VP and GM Zvi Yarom said: “IAI is a pioneer in the development of persistent radar technology offering variety of products with sales worldwide.
“Throughout the years, our customers have provided us with real-time operational feedback and combat experiences that have been integrated into all of our products. We are proud to cooperate with ESG to deliver our advanced solutions to the German Land Forces.”
Delivery of the first set of systems will be carried out early next year with final batches scheduled in 2024. Known as BARÜ in Germany, the new ground-based reconnaissance and area monitoring system are expected to offer a consolidated alternative to Bundeswehr’s legacy systems. The ageing systems are the PARA tank reconnaissance radar, ABRA artillery observation radar, LEGAR 1 light battlefield reconnaissance radar, and BOR-A 550 ground surveillance radar unit 550. Furthermore, BARÜ enables Force Shared Tactical Fire Support (STF). (Source: army-technology.com)
23 Jun 21. Zenith Aerotech expands into C-UAS space. Tethered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Zenith Aerotech is working to further adapt its systems for use in the counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) space, following a recent deal with C-UAS specialist DroneShield. Zenith produces three tethered platforms – Hexa, Quad 8, and Quadro – that can hold payloads of between 10 lb and 30 lb, although it customises systems depending on an individual customer’s needs, said Don Leckrone, the company’s director. The UAVs have a typical flight elevation of 400 ft, and support a range of payloads, notably an Echodyne-produced radar and the MPU5 smart radio from Persistent Systems and various electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) high resolution cameras. Other specialised payloads, such as LIDAR sensors, are possible, Leckrone said. The tethered systems provide greater endurance than their battery-powered equivalents, Leckrone said. In early June, the company said that one of its Quad platforms flew for a total of 161 hours and 49 minutes over the course of a week, 108 hours of which were continuous, uninterrupted flight. In May Zenith announced that it was working with DroneShield to integrate the latter’s command-and-control (C2) system, DroneSentry-C2, onto its tethered UAVs, providing a C-UAS capability when used with the Echodyne radar. Leckrone sees greater potential for the company in the C-UAS space in the coming years, he said. Tethered drones can be flown in excess of 400 ft in military applications, providing an uninterrupted, clear, and wide-ranging picture, which provides significant advantages in C-UAS when combined with their natural endurance, he added. (Source: Jane’s)
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