Battelle has introduced a new, improved version of the popular and highly effective DroneDefender device at the Air Force Association´s Air, Space & Cyber Conference´s Technology Symposium, the company said.
The DroneDefenderÂ® V2 device is a safe, effective, and proven way to defeat intrusive or threatening Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also referred to as drones. Several hundred units of DroneDefender have been sold to the United States Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security to defend airspace against drones without compromising safety or risking collateral damage. Watch it in action here.
The DroneDefender device is a handheld, man-portable, UAS defeat solution which disrupts both the command and control link between the UAS and pilot, and the GPS link of small, commercial-grade UAS.
The new ergonomic design has miniaturized the electronics and integrated them into the handheld unit for a sleek new look and enhanced simplicity. The DroneDefender V2 has simplified the operation of the system by reducing to only one trigger with the use of a multifunction selector switch. The improvements also extend its proven and demonstrated range with enhanced effectiveness against an even wider set of drones.
The DroneDefender device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. The DroneDefender device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained. Only authorized members of the federal government can operate the device within the United States.
Units have been sold, and are available to be sold, internationally subject to federal government approval.