Eurosatory 2018: General Robotics presents Pitbull anti-drone turret

General Robotics – a company specializing in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced robotic systems for Defense and Homeland Security – showcases the Pitbull, an ultralight remote weapon station with Anti-Drone capabilities. The Pitbull provides an ideal solution for detecting and tracking all types of drones during flight, enabling their neutralization and downing.

General Robotics Pitbull Turret at Eurosatory 2018
General Robotics' Pitbull Anti-Drone Solution unveiled at Eurosatory 2018
(Credit: Army Recognition)

According to Shahar Gal, CEO,“We are pleased to present Pitbull AD (Anti-Drone) Ultralight Remote Weapon Station at Eurosatory, in response to the growing global threat posed by drones. Pitbull can intercept drones, even while in flight, thereby assisting with border protection and HLS. Interest in these solutions has already been expressed by various organizations around the world.”

Pitbull AD, which weighs only 70 kg., is easily installed on all manned and unmanned ground, air, and maritime platforms including ultralight vehicles such as ATVs, as well as on fixed stations. The system, which can integrate with any existing sensors, detects and tracks all types of drones in flight, can neutralize them via RF, intercept them, and if needed, bring them down by either soft- or hard-kill.

In addition to Pitbull, the company will also present DOGO – Anti-Terror Robot at the exhibition. Weighing only 10 kilos, DOGO is being used by Special Forces, SWAT teams, and infantry around the world. Standard pistols can be quickly attached to DOGO and easily operated via Point & Shoot technology.

DOGO can also integrate with non-lethal modules. The robot includes eight video cameras that provide 360° live video and boresight views and can communicate in hostage situations. The DOGO is being sent into Fatal Funnels to provide Situational Awareness and remote engagement capabilities to increase the survivability of the fighting forces.