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Infantry troops can now carry a portable drone detection device on their body. MyDefence is launching its third product in the WINGMAN series of wearable drone detection platforms – the WINGMAN 103. The system has been engineered to meet the requirements of elite forces. With its ultra-lightweight and rugged exterior, the technology is the only truly wearable drone detection platform that can withstand extreme operational conditions, according to suasnews.com.
The small and light form allows dismounted soldiers to wear the WINGMAN 103 on their uniforms or backpacks using the MOLLE clip-on system.
The system is designed to withstand extreme conditions with operating temperatures from -30°C to +65°C and is dust- and waterproof. Its detection range reaches 1-2 km, depending on environmental conditions, providing situational awareness and early-warning on threats.
It is designed to be used with standard external clip-on batteries with 14 hours of operation.
Together with the WINGMAN 103, the company also introduced the external Active Antenna (AA100), a special-designed quad-band active antenna that provides 360 degrees of coverage on the 433MHz, 1.2Ghz, 2.4GHz and 5.8Ghz frequency bands. The AA100 is plug-n-play and does not require an external power source, as the antenna is powered by the WINGMAN.
The antenna is dust- and waterproof and is designed specifically for drone detection with its built-in filters and low noise amplifiers.