Elbit Systems has expanded its Elisra’s family of electronic warfare systems with the introduction of a new advanced anti-drone protection and neutralisation system, called ReDrone.
The move comes in response to the growing demand for affordable airspace protection against hostile drones.
The new ReDrone has the ability to detect, identify, track and neutralise different types of drones that are flown within a range of radio frequency communication protocols and it can also deal with a number of different drones simultaneously.
It can separate a drone’s signals from its operator’s remote control signals, as well as pinpoint both the drone and the operator’s directions, according to the company.
Elbit said that the system's open architecture allows multiple hardware configurations, including an array of controllers and sensors for target detection, tracking and engagement.
Equipped with advanced passive detection features, the system provides 360° perimeter protection and complete, up-to-the-minute situational awareness.
Upon detecting a target, the ReDrone system disrupts the drone’s communication with its operator, blocks its radio and video signals and GPS positioning data, and sends it off track, preventing it from carrying out an attack.
The ReDrone’s infrastructure is designed for easy and rapid installation in different application areas and terrains, and is suitable for operation in all weather conditions.
Its digital control unit, which is based on Android, features an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface.
Elbit will showcase ReDrone system at the Israel HLS & Cyber Conference this week, alongside SupervisIR infra-red wide-area persistent information, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance system.
Image: Elbit Systems ReDrone illustration. Photo: courtesy of Elbit Systems Ltd.