Defending against drones can seem like a formidable task, especially for vessels that operate near the shore. Challenges include the preservation of communications and sensors that may operate on similar frequency bands to rogue or unauthorized drones, while maintaining continuity and peace of mind for the crew during periods when vessels have limited maneuverability.
Radio frequency jammer-based solutions could disrupt the ship’s internal and external communications and not provide continual control over the threat. These types of solutions may also allow the drone to return to the operator.
SMOOTH SAILING WITH D-FEND SOLUTIONS
Maritime operations, particularly in littoral operating spaces, require a trusted and proven counter-drone solution to protect valuable cargo, crew and passengers; ports and harbors; and critical transportation routes.
EnforceAir, D-Fend Solutions’ flagship offering, automatically and passively detects, locates and identifies rogue drones over your waters, and then neutralizes the threat by allowing you to take full control over the drone and land it safely in a predefined zone on the nearby shore, or on the water. The system employs non-jamming, non-kinetic technology, preventing any collateral damage, interference or disturbance, while maintaining critical safety and operational capability requirements.
During blue water scenarios, EnforceAir integrates smoothly as an important component of a layered air defense concept. The system is at technology-readiness level 9 (TRL9) in its maritime configuration, which means it has been proven through successful mission operation.
The system can be fitted to the smallest of vessels and is scalable for larger platforms, or those with complicated upper-deck superstructures. EnforceAir’s compactness optimizes opportunities for elevated positioning, or for using previously neglected upper-deck locations. The hardware does not require cooling, is ruggedized for open water conditions and operates on a low-power footprint.