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DSEI 2019 ~ SteelRock To Unveil NightFighter C-UAV

SteelRock NightFighter C-UAV [© SteelRock Technologies]
SteelRock Technologies plans to unveil its NightFighter C-UAV (Counter-UAV) family tactical first response system in the UK Capability Showcase at DSEI 2019.

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Press Release, London, 04 September 2019: At this year’s DSEI SteelRock Technologies will introduce the expanded NightFighter family of Counter-UAV effector systems.

Already deployed with Tier 1 security services in multiple jurisdictions, NightFighter mitigates all modes of intrusion by rotary and fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles. Extensively tested for safe deployment in complex radio frequency (RF) environments, the man-portable system combines highly directional RF communications inhibition technology with advanced proprietary software and hardware to bring drone threats to ground rapidly and safely. Meeting the highest military EMC, environmental and safety standards and capable of deployment in seconds, the ruggedised system features a handheld effector and sighting device, linked to a light, compact backpack containing electronics controlled via a tablet and intuitive visual interface.

NightFighter is now offered in a choice of modular, readily customised configurations to suit a wide range of military, civilian and commercial security applications. NightFighter L (high antenna gain) and NightFighter S (low gain) variants have been demonstrated to be effective against UAVs at ranges in excess of 5km and 2.5km respectively.

NightFighter C-UAV system at IDEX 19 in Abu Dhabi [ © Bob Morrison ]

Underlining the system’s highly modular architecture, NightFighter X is a highly portable all-in-one solution that can be body-worn for omni-directional personal protection against drone threats. It can also be attached to the NightFighter antenna array for directional deployment. SteelRock offers the same field-proven RF technology packaged in an OEM module for third party integration in static land-based, hand-carried, vehicle mounted and maritime C-UAV systems. At DSEI SteelRock is also showing a pre-production demonstrator of its own SR-1 Dronos  UAV platform with NightFighter X technology integrated to create a ‘drone versus drone’ aerial solution.

“The threats posed by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to critical infrastructures, civilian assets and on the battlefield are well understood – and they’re growing rapidly” comments Rupert English, CEO and Founder of SteelRock Technologies. “NightFighter sets a new benchmark for performance, modularity and flexibility to meet the needs of operators who need a rapidly deployable, highly cost-effective anti-drone solution.”

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