To address the growing threat of malevolent drone usage, Thales has developed a fully integrated drone countermeasures solution designed to detect, identify, track and neutralize drones flying in civil airspace in order to protect sensitive sites such as airports, sports arenas, critical infrastructure and large-scale events in urban areas.
The Gamekeeper holographic radar, which is designed to provide full 3D coverage of airspace surveillance over 90° sector, identifies and tracks all types of air platforms flying at low altitude and medium speed within a radius of 7 km. Infrared and radiofrequency sensors add to the system’s threat identification and classification performance, using real-time data fusion techniques to determine the exact type of unmanned aircraft involved.
The complete EagleSHIELD system has been developed to offer operators a clear and simplified view of the situation to protect the airspace in real time. A variety of drone countermeasures are available to provide a proportional response to the threat depending on the operational context. If the existence of a threat is confirmed, Thales can incorporate a range of technical solutions, including electromagnetic signal jamming, interception by a swarm of drones and directed energy weapons, to neutralize the rogue drone.