The Importance of C-UAS in Commercial Industries
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), popularly known as drones, were originally created for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance in military and counter-terrorism operations. Since drones are small and operate under remote control, they help save lives and increase missions’ success rates in difficult terrain and no-go red zones.
UAS in the Civil Market
The advancements and cost reductions of the UAV technology make drones more feasible for other purposes, like communication, transportation, crime control, and search and rescue. Seeing all these functions and benefits, it is not surprising that drones finally enter the civil market and take off.
While different sectors outside of the military can now benefit from the cost-effective UAV technology, it also means that drones become accessible to civilians for personal uses. Consequently, irresponsible operators can use their drones to do malicious activities.
In public spaces like stadiums and commercial venues, drones pose a threat to public safety and privacy. In the aviation industry, numerous cases of drones flying too close to airports increase the risk of fatal mid-air encounters with aeroplanes. Additionally, the increasing use of drones for illegal surveillance as well as malicious payload and contraband delivery means more work for law enforcement.
How DroneShield Counters the Threat
The malicious uses of the UAV technology push the development of the counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS), and DroneShield is one of the companies that answer this demand.
DroneShield is an Australian publicly listed sovereign defense capability company focusing on designing C-UAS AI for both military and commercial uses. Using world-leading drone detection sensors, our AI-based equipment helps the military, law enforcement, and businesses protect the public from ill-intent drones.
Our C-UAS prisons equipment helps correctional facilities maintain the highest security level. DroneShield’s C-UAS prisons system combines multiple sensors like radio frequency, radar, and optical verification for early detection of UAS threats beyond the perimeter. It also comes with alerting, recording, reporting, and tracking features for data and evidence collection.
In the aviation sector, DroneShield’s C-UAS airports equipment offers passive, long-range, non-interfering drone detection and tracking abilities to create antidrone airports. The C-UAS AI system can detect and track multiple drones simultaneously, including the GNSS-navigated ones. Additionally, our C-UAS airports system supports integration with airport control room systems to automatically and manually disrupt threats, further supporting the trend of antidrone airports.
Meanwhile, our counterdrone stadiums system offers multi-layered detection and disruption systems to protect public events and commercial events from disruptive fans, protesters, and terrorists. DroneShield’s counterdrone stadiums equipment provides three-dimensional monitoring and protection of stadium grounds and surrounding airspace. The temporary deployment options make our product highly versatile, even in locations with minimal infrastructure like beaches and golf courses.
With new types of drones entering the civil market at a rapid pace, the development of C-UAS technology must not fall behind. The ill-intent uses of drones can bring various degrees of casualties no one should bear. Act today for a better tomorrow.