General Robotics to Unveil Anti-Drone System
General Robotics Ltd. is launching a new anti-drone remote controlled weapon station with its latest features at the DSEI 2019.
The Pitbull-3, with an ultra-lightweight RCWS that delivers Point & Shoot technology, is highly accurate and highly reliable, and provides an ideal solution for detecting and tracking all types of drones during flight, enabling their neutralization and downing, a company spokesman informs.
Weighing only 70 kg, the Pitbull-3 anti-drone station provides a complete solution in one compact and mobile system that can be easily installed on any manned or unmanned ground, air or maritime platform, including ultralight vehicles such as ATVs, and fixed stations.
“While hard-kill solutions are inevitably needed to stop advanced drones and drone swarms, there is a strong focus on soft-kill capabilities. Pitbull-3 enables both,” says Shahar Gal, CEO of General Robotics Ltd, a company specializing in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced robotic systems for defense and homeland security applications.
The system’s complete solution against drones enables three key courses of action to be taken: Detection of drones by different kinds of radar integrated within the system, with a drone detection range of up to 5 km; A soft-kill via an integrated jammer which can induce simultaneous disruption of all drones’ communication frequencies – command, video and GPS – thereby forcing the drone to stop, land or return to base; A hard-kill whereby an advanced prediction algorithm enables moving drones to be shot down from 500 meters, and hovering drones from 800 meters.
In addition to Pitbull, at DSEI, the company is also presenting the new, DOGO Mark II anti-terror robot with its latest capabilities, which include faster Point & Shoot™ interface, enabling accurate designation of lethal or non-lethal means simply by clicking on the screen; non-lethal pepper spray and non-lethal dazzling light module attachments; and front extenders, for overcoming various obstacles.