Military Embedded Systems

Laser technology used by RAFAEL's Drone Dome


February 19, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Laser technology used by RAFAEL's Drone Dome
Photo courtesy of RAFAEL.

ISRAEL. RAFAEL’s Drone Dome counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) system performed interceptions of multiple drones, including maneuvering targets, using its hard-kill laser beam director. The stages of the interceptions included target detection, identification, and interception with a high-power laser beam.

Drone Dome is an end-to-end C-UAS solution for securing air space from hostile unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to the company, Drone Dome offers a modular infrastructure comprised of electronic jammers and sensors, allowing for detection, identification, and neutralization of micro and mini UAV threats with employed algorithms.

One of Drone Dome’s capabilities includes integrating laser technology for hard-kill capabilities. When the C4I performs a positive identification, the system allocates the target to the laser effector, which locks and tracks the target and performs hard-kill, the company claims.

Drone Dome is designed to address threats posed by hostile drones both in military and civilian sites, offering advanced solutions for maneuvering forces and military facilities as well as airports, public facilities, or any other sites that might be vulnerable to the threat of both terror and criminal drones.



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