MyDefence co-hosted the Electric Storm event October 12 to participate in a live demonstration of its Counter UAS products. The demo specifically featured MyDefence’s WINGMAN 103, which detects enemy drones, working alongside the PITBULL Counter UAS jammer, which then defeats the known target.
Five drone operators mounted a coordinated attack during the Electric Storm presentation. All five operators lost drone control, and “the attack was effectivity neutralized,” after implementing the automated detect and defeat solution, according to MyDefence.
“Drone swarms are a concern in the military domain and it has been a priority for us to provide an effective solution to combat multiple drones for both dismounted soldiers and in fixed installations. With the WINGMAN and PITBULL setup, we have demonstrated just that, and the system will be able to defeat countless drones simultaneously,” says MyDefence CEO Christian Steinø.
The team believes the UAS jammer, used in conjunction with the WINGMAN drone detector, can help dismounted soldiers within hostile environments from aircraft used for malicious intent, such reconnaissance missions, weapon delivery systems, etc.
According to MyDefence, notable product features include:
- The only wearable Counter UAS jammer on the market
- Ultra-light form factor with a weight of only 775 g (without battery)
- Up to 20 hr standby battery time and 2 hr of continuous jamming
- Both automated and manual jamming modes
- Jamming range of 1,000 m (E.g. on DJI Phantom 4 at a 1,250 m distance to the drone operator, amounting to a jamming range of 80 percent)
- Average power output is 2 W
- Programmable software
This stems off of the September news of MyDefence’s goal to develop anti-drone technology, funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark with a $425,000 investment. The contribution falls into to the Innobooster-project granted to MyDefence, which has a budget of $1.29 million spanning a 15-month period.