The system disrupts satellite signals to intercept drones, UAS and even swarms, rather than using jamming or cyber-hacking techniques
Israeli Regulus Cyber, an expert in software-based GPS/ GNSS security, announced last week the launching the first fully-operational, small-form-factor counter-UAS system using unique GNSS manipulation technology to defeat all UAS threats, including swarms, multi-direction attacks, dark drones, manually-piloted drones and 4G/5G drones.
In a timely development given the use of drones to attack tanks in the current conflict, this groundbreaking Ring system uses proprietary, combat-proven GNSS manipulation to take control of the drone and deflect, hold or crash it, or force it to land.
Whilst jamming requires several RF channels to be jammed to be successful, and can therefore inadvertently affect various other systems in the surrounding area, the GPS-disruption approach can be used to target and neutralize a single threat, or unlimited threats simultaneously, using very low-power transmission on a single channel, assuring low collateral damage only on the GNSS channel.
The detection capabilities of the field-proven Ring R1 add-on include a detection range of up to 1.5 km and fast scanning of the RF spectrum, with minimum dead spots, for coverage that is more scalable and effective than other solutions.
It has a minimal false-alarm rate and provides accurate classification of threat types – for example DJI or Parrot – with threat alerts based on profile matches. The Ring R1 is suitable for operation in multi-threat environments, and non-line of sight, bad weather and low visibility conditions.
Already deployed by a leading army across various locations and platforms, the affordable, compact, lightweight and man-portable system is easy to operate and can be deployed and ready in less than ten minutes.
"Red Button” effectiveness enables the operator to quickly react to any threat in the area using a simple mechanical switch interface, reducing the cognitive load and maintaining focus on the main mission and immediate threats. The high-precision, low-power system has a range of up to 5km in its basic configuration.
Fully compliant with any privacy regulations, such as GDPR, Ring transmits but does not receive or record any target data. The system works out of the box, with no protocol reverse engineering and no whitelisting required. It is capable of manual or automatic operation, C2 based or mechanical, 24/7, and is effective either stand-alone or integrated with any detection system or C2 interface via a simple API. It can be used whilst stationary or on the move, on any relevant platform or location, and creates minimal RF footprint and low collateral damage.