Radio Hill Climbs New Height in Anti-Drone Tech for Army

An Oregon-based agency helps the U.S. Army battle ISIS drones. Portland firm Radio Hill Technologies inked a deal final week with the military’s Rapid Equipping Force to instantly ship an unnamed amount of its Block three Dronebuster hand-held counter-drone detection and jamming methods. The settlement will permit the military to deploy drone jammers in locations like Syria and Afghanistan the place ISIS-led drone assaults are a transparent and current hazard to troopers.

The gadget can detect incoming RF alerts which permit it to seek out drones in low-visibility circumstances and inform the consumer of the drone’s sign power. Weighing in at simply 5 kilos, Dronebuster jams client and modified UAV radios throughout ISM, UHF HAM and GPS bandwidths, in addition to normal 2.45 and 5.eight MHz interruption frequencies. The firm’s spec sheet states the gadget’s “redesigned antenna cluster and amplification network provide directional jamming over longer ranges than any other man-portable system.”

“It has been a lot of work getting the system certified for deployment,” mentioned Radio Hill CTO Bryan Sydnor. “However, we are thrilled to partner with the Army to get this easy-to-use capability in the hands of our warfighters.”

Due to consumer-facing laws, Radio Hill is just promoting Dronebuster to protection and federal companies.

As anti-drone (or drone mitigation) units proceed to pop up in the marketplace, so do the very best product names. Radio Hill’s Dronebuster shouldn’t be the one one carrying the catchy identify (Who ya gonna call-right?).

Last yr, California-based Flex Force unveiled one other anti-drone gun additionally dubbed Dronebuster. The gadget exploits weaknesses in a UAV’s inside protocols themselves, permitting a consumer to command a captured drone to fly again to its base or just land wherever it’s. This would permit a police drive to collect information from a downed drone to find its errant proprietor.

Military companies are all abuzz about anti-drone options. In February, Liteye, a serious counter-drone firm partnered  with Tribalco, a “mission-critical” IT/telecommunications service supplier, to ship the Anti-UAV Defense System (AUDS) to U.S. navy companies. Dubbed “the world’s first fully integrated detect-track-disrupt-defeat” drone protection system, AUDS took flight final yr as a consortium that features Liteye, Gryphon Sensors and Sensofusion by an FAA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.

 

Jason is a longstanding contributor to DroneLife with an avid curiosity in all issues tech. He focuses on anti-drone applied sciences and the general public security sector; police, hearth, and search and rescue.

Beginning his profession as a journalist in 1996, Jason has since written and edited hundreds of partaking information articles, weblog posts, press releases and on-line content material. He has gained a number of media awards over time and has since expanded his experience into the organizational and academic communications sphere.

In addition to his proficiency in the sector of modifying and writing, Jason has additionally taught communications on the college degree and continues to guide seminars and coaching classes in the areas of media relations, modifying/writing and social media engagement.

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