Among the unmanned aircrafts, Class I Micro and Mini for civilian use, are growing exponentially, which is why the employment of terrorist groups has also increased. Additionally, the development of RPAS for civil aviation, such as parcel delivery, will increase the availability of these devices for the transportation of increasing payloads.
Escribano Mechanical & Engineering is further expanding its catalog of solutions against unmanned aircraft of the type C-UAVs or C-RPAS, which we developed further in 2018. The company has therefore chosen to develop innovative solutions to address the threats posed by the use of RPAS with malicious intent in civil and military environments and a combination of sensors and effectors that can be used to address these types of threats as needed using soft kill and hard-kill agents can be recognized, monitored and neutralized.
In the face of such threats, they offer their Type 1 hard kill solution, which is based on the use of a Guardian 2.0 remote weapon station equipped with a 7.62mm Dillon Aero M134D Mini-Gun saturation weapon. The Dillon offers a fire capacity of up to 3,000 rounds per minute, an effective range of 1,000 meters, a range of 4 square meters and ammunition that is easy to integrate and has an optimal cost-benefit ratio. On the other hand, it is suggested to use the 40mm ammunition. Programmable HEDP-RF developed by Nammo with Airbust capability that does not require direct influence.
The soft kill solution is based on the use of jamming and spoofing techniques using the company’s OTEOS Optronic sensor, which is equipped with radio frequency interference devices and the navigation system, or GNSS. It is also possible to incorporate network boot systems if the RPAS acquisition is required to conduct a forensic investigation.
In both approaches to protecting critical civil or military infrastructures, the company offers comprehensive, easy-to-implement solutions that can be used to obtain information about the threat, but also have the resources or effectors required to counteract this threat if necessary.
Swarm for the dragon
Finally, the company also offers the opportunity to develop an ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Target Determination) system based on the use of swarms of drones (swarms) generated from army platforms such as the future 8×8 dragon from which they will have a range of 5 to 10 km. and that they might hang around or build in attack capabilities against ground targets. (Jos M Navarro Garca)
Photo: The OTEOS sensor and the Guardian Tower, elements of the hard-kill solution (author)
Soft-kill devices for the integral solution (EM & E)
Escribano is working on the development of an RPAS swarm for the Army Dragon (EM&E).
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