COUNTER UAS SYSTEM CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION

SKYLOCK has developed a new type of counter-UAS system that can effectively solve the problem of protecting large scale areas against the threat of malicious UAS. The system is referred to as SKYSAFE and is a customizable C-UAS solution with purpose-built RF sensors, radars, smart jammers, and integrated EO/IR cameras for visual tracking. SKYSAFE is now available for use at airports, prisons, oil refineries, critical infrastructure sites, as well as for military use for base security.

PROTECTING AIRPORTS AGAINST DRONES

This case study describes the issues with drones and airports, explains the impact on flight safety and financial losses and discusses drone detection and mitigation solutions. The use of drones is rising worldwide. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts more than 2 million drones will be operated in the USA by 20201. Such an increase in usage raises questions about the unintentional risks of drones colliding with aircraft. FAA concludes that airborne collisions between drones and airplanes could introduce “a significant economic burden” to aircraft operators, due to downtime and repairs2 – not to mention a potential loss of life, and additional legal liability to airlines and/or airport facilities. It is recognized that defending airports against unwanted drone activity is a wide and deep problem set. Airports are large infrastructure with a lot of area to protect.

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