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Skimmer vs. Skimmer: Advanced Israeli Interception Capabilities Revealed | Israel today

2020-06-30T12:09:07.872Z

| Military technologyAerospace Industries and Startup Iron Dron Signed Collaboration • Advanced Anti-Skatability Capabilities Now Integrate IAI and Iron Drone today announced the signing of a cooperation agreement, in which IAI will integrate intercept capabilities into the "Drone Guard" anti-hover system. The Autonomous Skaters, a product of the development of Iron Drone, will be integrated into the system and can o...



Aerospace Industries and Startup Iron Dron Signed Collaboration • Advanced Anti-Skatability Capabilities Now Integrate

IAI and Iron Drone today announced the signing of a cooperation agreement, in which IAI will integrate intercept capabilities into the "Drone Guard" anti-hover system. The Autonomous Skaters, a product of the development of Iron Drone, will be integrated into the system and can operate day and night.

The Skateboard Docking Station stores a number of ready-to-operate and fast-paced aircraft in a way that can handle multiple targets and swarms simultaneously. More than one hundred units of the anti-skate system, which is developed and manufactured in the Elta division and is used to locate, identify and disrupt skate activity, have so far been sold worldwide.

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The collaboration with Iron Dron was signed as part of the IAI's policy of promoting collaborations with startups, with the aim of integrating unique technologies into existing systems and improving their performance. "Signing this cooperation agreement and integrating intercepting capabilities into the 'Drone Guard' system provide a unique solution for a wide range of threats," said Alta, Israel's aerospace plant, Zvika Yarom.

In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the use of skimmers. Alongside their use for legitimate purposes, there is a growing trend in the use of ruffles by terror and crime officials and they have become a potential threat to sensitive facilities, mass gatherings, famous personalities and other aircraft, as well as homeland security issues, due to the difficulty of locating them due to their small size and slow flight. Small drones and drones may be used for hostile purposes such as intelligence gathering, smuggling or even carrying arms.

The radar integrated with the 'Drone Guard' system is capable of detecting skimmer penetration into the airspace. Upon penetration detection, the interceptor skier sprints, and flies toward the radar target. At this point, the interceptor skier identifies and "locks" on the target with sensors and advanced computer vision capabilities, and continues to perform an interception mission until the physical damage to the attacker and neutralize. The whole process is carried out autonomously and without human intervention.

The combination of an anti-skate system and an Iron Drone interception solution enables the aerospace industry to offer its customers advanced technology for future scenarios, thereby placing itself at the technology summit. This solution allows interception in areas where soft or high impact environmental protection measures cannot be used: airports, populated areas and national infrastructure (power plants, sensitive facilities and more).

"The system combines Alta's long-standing knowledge and experience in the radar, intelligence and artificial intelligence together with the unique Iron Daron kinetic intercept solution," Yarum explained. "The integration of the systems has already been demonstrated and demonstrated in several experiments, and we are already in the marketing stages of The common solution. The 'Drone Guard' system is part of the solutions offered by the onshore plant currently located in Beersheba with an investment of over NIS 100 million, for the purpose of building innovative technological infrastructures and implementing research and development in the field of land. " 

Iron Dron's CEO, Matan Melamed, also welcomes the cooperation. "Strategic cooperation with Alta from the Aerospace Industries is a significant milestone for Iron Dron. Combining the forces between the advanced capabilities of the 'Drone Guard' system and the advanced driving and domestication capabilities of Iron Drone constitute a business and technological multiplier. " 

Source: israelhayom

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