Drone Dome

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Drone Dome is a counter unmanned air system (C-UAS) anti-aircraft system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.[1] The system has been used by British and US special forces during their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[2] It was first displayed in 2016, and joins similar protection systems developed by Rafael such as the Iron Dome.[3] The Drone Dome hosts different sensors including a RADA Electronic Industries RPS-42 radar, a CONTROP Precision Technologies imaging system, and radio signal detectors.[3][4]

Six systems were purchased for £15.8 million by the British Army,[2] without the UAS-destroying laser component, in August 2018.[1][5] It was thought to have been used during the disruption at Gatwick Airport during December 2018[6].

The system was reported to have been deployed in Argentina during the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit and the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jennings, Gareth (14 August 2018). "UK signs for Drone Dome C-UAS system | Jane's 360". www.janes.com. Jane's Defence Weekly. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Pinkstone, Joe (21 December 2018). "The £2.6m Israeli 'Drone Dome' system used to defeat the Gatwick UAV". Mail Online. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Donald, David (16 June 2016). "Safe inside the Drone Dome [ES2016D4] | Jane's 360". www.janes.com. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  4. ^ "UK army said to use Israeli-made system to end drone chaos at London airport". Times of Israel. Times of Israel. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b Halon, Eytan (21 December 2018). "Israeli anti-drone technology brings an end to Gatwick Airport chaos - International news - Jerusalem Post". www.jpost.com. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Military leaves Gatwick after drone chaos". 2019-01-03. Retrieved 2019-01-25.