In previous articles, you may have gained an understanding of how counter drone systems work, including various techniques for detection and jamming, such as visual detection, radio frequency detection, radar detection, and multi-sensor configurations, as well as soft-kill jamming methods and hard-kill methods Now, we will take a closer look at the utilization of counter drone systems in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and analyze the impact this conflict has had on the development of drone versus counter-drone warfare technology. Continue reading “Drone and Counter Drone Warfare in Ukraine”
Previously, we read about soft kill drone suppression methods like RF Jamming & GNSS Spoofing. This week we bring you hard kill techniques such as integration of AD Guns with counter drone technology, net cannons, birds of prey and how integrated systems are essential in countering drones in the growing era of drone warfare.
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In the previous articles, we have covered Drone Classification and Detection techniques. Today we will read about Drone Neutralising or suppressing technologies, and keep it specific to Soft Kill Systems.
Drones can be suppressed by denying it access to a protected zone through soft kill or hard kill measures. Soft kill implies that the drone is not physically impeded or hit but neutralised using jamming. Hard Kill implies that the drone is physically destroyed or neutralised through some means.
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In the previous articles we have covered RF Detection, RADAR Detection, and Visual Detection techniques for detection of hostile drones. As is apparent, these techniques have their peculiar advantages as well as disadvantages. For instance, RF detection is ineffective against autonomous drones which do not need to stay in communication with the ground control communication centre, while performing its mission. Similarly, RADAR detection while effective against autonomous drones would typically be unable to detect a hovering drone. Visual detection is affected by conditions of low visibility. Therefore, there is no one-size-fit-all solution for an anti drone system.
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In our series of blogs on Drone Detection Techniques, passive detection was briefly discussed. Before we move on to a multi sensor drone detection system, it is important to touch upon visual detection as a technique to detect drones which helps in tracking and identification of drones as well.
Passive detection systems depend on detecting UAVs using sensors that do not actively radiate energy.
RF Detection while a relatively cost effective option, it suffers from a few limitations. First is its inability to detect autonomous drones which are self-guided and follow a pre-programmed flight path. Therefore, they need not be dependent on the Ground Control Station (GCS) for navigation. This class of drones are more likely to be employed by the Military since they need to operate at extended ranges (few hundreds of kms to even a few thousand kms) from the GCS.
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In the previous article, we read about how Drones communicate with the Ground Control Station in detail. This article will be about Detection of drones in which we will learn about types of detection technology available & how detection works.
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In the previous articles, we learnt about how drones are classified on the basis of Size & Endurance.The articles gave a good insight on how UAV technological applications have evolved within and outside of the military sphere.
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Did you know a drone can be as small as a house fly, as big as a fully grown 6 feet human, and even Bigger? In recent times, as the world is moving toward a more technologically advanced side, we have seen more and more ways a drone can be used, from delivering food to making unimaginable videos to fighting wars.
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