Wearable Counter UAS Jammer
- July 13, 2018
MyDefence, a Danish company, launched the next-generation wearable counter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) solution that uses smart jamming techniques to defeat enemy drones.
“This is a big leap in the technological advancement of active countermeasures against malicious drones. There exists an immediate demand in the Counter UAS market for wearable solutions for dismounted soldiers that does not interfere with their function in a unit. We are therefore proud to introduce the PITBULL wearable smart jammer that allow dismounted soldiers to defeat enemy drones while maintaining own communication”, says CEO of MyDefence, Christian Steinø.
The Pitbull weighs 775 g (not counting the battery), and can reportedly run for up to 20 hours in standby or for two hours when jamming.
Users can manually activate the device, causing its internal directional antennas to emit radio signals in the 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) frequency bands up to a range of 1 km. A not-yet-available optional external antenna covers additional frequencies.
These signals will reportedly disrupt those being used to remotely control an enemy drone, while not interfering with the soldier’s own radio communications system.
The device can also be hooked up to MyDefence’s recently-released Wingman 103 wearable drone detector, which will automatically cause the Pitbull to start jamming when the control and/or video signals of an incoming drone are picked up. It adds an additional 735 g of weight, and has a range of up to 2 km.