DEFEA 2021: Israeli company Rafael presents its Drone Dome counter solution for small UAVs
Israeli Company Rafael exhibits its Drone Dome at DEFEA 2021, International Defense Exhibition in Greece. The counter-drone system is designed to provide effective airspace defense against hostile drones (Micro and Nano UAVs) used by terrorists to perform aerial attacks, collect intelligence, and other intimidating activities.
Israeli company Rafael displays its Drone Dome at DEFEA 2021, International Defense Exhibition in Greece. (Picture source Army Recognition)
Today's airspace is constantly threatened by hostile drones, causing serious security concerns to both military and civilian sites. Israeli company Rafael has leveraged years of air defense experience to develop the Drone Dome system and end-to-end solution for securing airspace from hostile drones.
The DRONE DOME is capable of identifying unknown targets, generating alerts (based on an adaptable rules generator), and operating without causing interference to non-target airborne assets by utilizing specific jammer bandwidth and an advanced directional antenna. This is a significant asset of the DRONE DOME system when operating in highly congested airspaces (civilian or military). DRONE DOME is a modular system and can be used as a stationary or mobile configuration, as well as customized per the customer's request.
The Drone Dome can be operated in all weather conditions and can detect targets as small as 0.0002 m² at a distance of 3.5 km. It is an operational, combat-proven, off-the-shelf system providing 360° coverage with soft and hard-kill capabilities.
In the DRONE DOME’s laser-based intercept phase, the laser director receives the target position from the C4I, which allocates it to the laser effector. The effector then locks and tracks the target, and within a few seconds, the laser beam is transmitted and destroys the target. The system can interface with various external systems and also supports future growth options, which include additional sensors and effectors.
The Iron Dome is fully modular and can be configured as a mobile or stationary unit, as well as customized per the customer's request. It can be used by a single operator to detect, track, identify and neutralize hostile drones. It has block drones' communication channels with Reactive Jamming technology including the Global Navigation Satellite System.