Rafael Unveils Drone Dome: Drone Detection and Neutralization System

The new system, designed to detect, track, and neutralize drones, was revealed at the LAAD SECURITY 2016 exhibition in Brazil

The Drone Dome System is an innovative end-to-end system designed to provide effective airspace defense against hostile drones (Micro and Nano UAVs) used by terrorists to perform aerial attacks, collect intelligence, and other intimidating activities.

Drone Dome has 360° circular coverage and is designed to detect, track, and neutralize drones classified as threats flying in No-Fly zones. Drone Dome has a very fast response time, it causes minimal collateral interruptions to the surrounding urban environment, with maximum safety to friendly aircraft.

The Drone Dome System is operational under all weather condition, 24 hours a day.  First, the threat is detected and identified by the Radar and EO/IR sensors. The data is combined and correlated and alerts the operator of the hostile UAV.

The system initiates either automatic interference operation, as per pre-defined rules in the C4I engine, or manual operation by the operator.  When the threat reaches the neutralization area, the hostile drone is neutralized by activation of directional GNSS and RF Inhibitor/Jammer system.

Drone Dome components include a RPS-42 Radar, MEOS observation and C-Guard RD.