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UAVs can pose a potential security risk to many environments including airports, prisons, energy facilities, government offices, and military bases. AIRFENCE counter-UAV system can automatically detect, locate, track and take over UAV controls all on full auto. In addition, it can locate the operator with pinpoint accuracy in real time. It has been designed with over three years of military testing with real-world tactical scenarios.
Now, any branch within DoD and Homeland Security can procure AIRFENCE as its standard UAS countermeasure solution for both fixed and mobile installations, after an extension to Sensofusion-U.S. DoD contract was signed.
In the spring of 2017, the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) — via the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) — engaged in a one-year prototype contract with Sensofusion to develop a ground-based mobile counter-UAS solution stemming from Sensofusion’s pre-existing core product AIRFENCE.
Now the system is fully ruggedized, and has outperformed all tests for range of detection and counterattack capabilities and has also greatly increased the number of drones within its library it can detect, track and defeat yielding zero false positives.
In addition, AIRFENCE exceeded expectations against a large variety of small UAVs — including fixed wings and rotorcrafts — while Marines operated the technology under extreme weather conditions, according to uasvision.com.
Through its work with the U.S. Marine Corps, Sensofusion has brought its system to a single sensor solution, which is extremely beneficial for tactical use in a mobile convoy scenario. AIRFENCE is also easily used for fixed installations when protecting areas such as military bases, airports, prisons, oil refineries and pipelines, nuclear power plants, power plants, government buildings and border walls.