Drone Threats: With No Singular Path Ahead, You Need Options and Flexibility

June 14, 2022 | Boaz Neeman-Golan

An entire book can be written about drone accidents and incidents that occur worldwide, either due to careless, inexperienced drone operators, or intentionally planned attacks. But there is a way to address these threats, particularly with a continuity-based system that anticipates needs and is adaptable to varying sectors and industries across sensitive environments. RF-based cyber anti-drone takeover technology provides a means to contend with the threat while also bringing an intuitive and agile means to discern between authorized and unauthorized drones, leading to safer airspace.

The availability of multiple counter-drone deployment options provides operational flexibility and enables a more holistic solution to address drone threats. For example:

  1. A long-range directional installation can be useful when long-distance coverage is required, as the counter-drone solution can be installed and deployed several kilometers away from the protected asset, or when protecting an airport runway/straight line border.
  2. A covert mobile installation allows customers to maintain control and manage distances between the system and the potential rogue drones, while protecting a moving person or asset, and when tracking and mitigating drones while in the vehicle.

In addition, a multi-zone protection plan provides a more accurate approach with the flexibility to overcome needs and limitations in the market. For example, let’s say an operator wants to make sure a specific asset is protected from all sides to ensure that the mitigated drone will not fly over the protected area. Several zones may be configured to overlap the protected and alert areas, and each zone shall have a different action configured, allowing customers to choose where the drone will land, and which route it will take on its way to the landing point.

For control and safety, fending off a rogue drone is one option towards safety. A fend-off disconnects the signal of the drone operator’s remote control, and then causes it to fly back to its takeoff position.

Keeping all deployment options open and available, with flexibility for multiple use cases and scenarios, is a key success factor for today’s C-UAS operators contending with multiple and ever-changing threats.

Boaz Neeman-Golan, D-Fend Solutions’ Professional Services Team Leader, brings years of experience in developing, maintaining, executing, and delivering technical services and technical material to the company’s customer base. Maintaining a customer-centric approach, Boaz is an expert in managing the technical services team, with in-depth knowledge in the drone arena.

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