Selex ES, a United Kingdom based defense firm unveiled their new anti-drone technology. Their new proprietary technology, which is very understandably hush hush, somehow “auto-magically” identifies, and then allows remote control take over control rogue drones, even mini and micro drones.
UK defense firm Selex ES on Tuesday unveiled an electromagnetic shield designed to defeat commercial drones.
After three years of development, Selex’s Falcon Shield system made its public debut during the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition in London.
The firm did not explain in great detail the proprietary technology, which was developed with military customers, but said drones can be detected, taken over and then flown to land safely away from the target being protected.
“What we are looking to do is harnessing multiple layers of technology to counter this evolving threat from mini- and micro-UAS,” Williams said. “Our solution is not one-size-fits-all … it can address the full scope of what our customers need from operating in the middle of London to protecting large nuclear facilities.”
One fact that seems clear is that the technology takes advantage of cameras and radars for identification purposes.
During its presentation, Selex ES did not divulge the details of its proprietary technology but did confirm that it takes advantage of the electromagnetic spectrum to create a shield around a protected area. The system uses a network of camera and radar surveillance sensors that can discretely detect and track a drone in a variety of environments, including “high-clutter urban canyons.”
If you are in the mood for a somewhat alarmist marketing video, Selex ES has put together a sales piece for the Falcon Shield:
About Selex ES
Selex ES is an international electronics and information technology business, which is part of Finmeccanica S.p.A. It is based in Italy and the UK, and was formed in January 2013, following Finmeccanica’s decision to combine its existing SELEX Galileo, SELEX Elsag and SELEX Sistemi Integrati businesses. It is organised into three divisions: Airborne and Space Systems, Land and Naval Systems, and Security and Smart Systems.