ELTA’s Drone Guard Secures G20 Summit in Argentina

The counter-UAS system also helped to protect the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games last month

The Drone Guard deployed in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Photo: IAI)

ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has won a major contract to provide the Drone Guard Counter-UAS system to Argentina.

The Drone Guard was delivered to secure large-scale international events held in Buenos Aires, including the 2018 Youth Olympics in October, and the G20 Summit that is taking place in the Argentinian capital this weekend.

During the Youth Olympics, Drone Guard has successfully secured the opening ceremony, which took place in the heart of the city on Avenida 9 de Julio, followed by a guest reception at the famous Teatro Colon.

Drone Guard features an integrated sensor system: flying objects detection radar, dedicated COMINT system that identifies the drone by its transmission frequency and unique protocol (using the information to verify the target and reduce false positive rates) and a camera identification confirmation of the detected object.

The system is used successfully against a range of UAV’s and in other scenarios including forays or multiple-target, simultaneous offensives. Drone Guard can be mounted on a tripod, vehicle or existing building.

“We are proud that Argentina has selected Drone Guard after evaluating local and global vendors,” said Yoav Turgeman, IAI VP and CEO of ELTA. “Drone Guard has proven its effectiveness in military and civilians applications worldwide, protecting facilities, areas, and events across the globe. We are glad to help secure the major upcoming events in Buenos Aires.”