DroneShield rolls out area-specific satellite denial systems

DroneShield's counter-drone system DroneSentry. Image credit: DroneShield

Counter-UAS solutions manufacturer DroneShield has announced the debut of its target area-specific Satellite Denial Systems for disrupting drones, as well as an early order from a defence customer.

For many years, the business has deployed Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) denial techniques against drones/UAVs as part of its ‘smart defeat’ capacity in its products.

In an ASX announcement, the company said GNSS are utilised all over the world – the US GPS being the most known, alongside the Russian GLONASS, the Chinese BeiDou and the European Galileo system.

Meanwhile, FVEY or Five Eyes governments – the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand – have sought DroneShield to take this capability to the next level with a paid research and development (R&D) project. 

This initiative is expected to be followed by a series of additional projects, each of which will involve further development of the system. 

The monetary value is insignificant for the first project, but it is an area of growth that is projected to become significant within the next 24 months.

DroneShield’s CEO, Oleg Vornik, expressed his delight about the recent advancements in the company. 

“DroneShield has proven a successful ability to rapidly innovate and deliver on defence R&D contracts, as recently demonstrated in our Electronic Warfare domain efforts, where the company has progressed from the initial $600k project, to $3.8 million, to $9.9 million, all within a 3-year period,” Vornik stated. 

He said that in addition to the contracts’ worth for the company on their own, electronic warfare and satellite denial are two fields that are closely related to our primary focus on unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS).