Drone Dome is a counter unmanned air system (C-UAS) anti-aircraft system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The system has been used by British and US special forces during their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. It was first displayed in 2016, and joins similar protection systems developed by Rafael such as the Iron Dome. The Drone Dome hosts different sensors including a RADA Electronic Industries RPS-42 radar, a CONTROP Precision Technologies imaging system, and radio signal detectors.
Six systems were purchased for £15.8 million by the British Army, without the UAS-destroying laser component, in August 2018. It was thought to have been used during the disruption at Gatwick Airport during December 2018.
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