Airbus expands counter-UAV product range with new portable jamming system


Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS) has expanded its Counter-UAV product range with the introduction of a portable jamming system.

The system is capable of detecting illicit intrusions of small drones over critical areas and it offers electronic countermeasures, therefore minimising the risk of collateral damage.

This lightweight jamming system enables early detection and identification by combining sensor data from different sources with latest data fusion, signal analysis and jamming technologies.

"Due to its versatility, it is able to offer maximum protection under a variety of conditions and ranges."

Airbus DS EBS CEO Thomas Müller said: "Together with our partners, we have created a modular counter-UAV system which is extremely effective.

"Due to its versatility, it is able to offer maximum protection under a variety of conditions and ranges.”

By using radars, optical and other sensors, the system will be able to detect and identify the drone and assess its threat potential at ranges from a few hundred metres up to several kilometres depending on the type of drone.

The jamming system interrupts the link between drone and pilot and / or its navigation, based on an extensive threat library and real-time analysis of control signals.

It underwent testing at the company's own premises and during customer presentations in Germany, France and Switzerland.

Airbus DS EBS, future HENSOLDT, currently provides electronics in the areas of protection, reconnaissance and surveillance.

With nearly 4,000 employees, the company equips armed forces and security organisations around the world.