July 3, 2018
Answering the Growing Threat of Enemy Drones – Yonah Jeremy Bob (Jerusalem Post)
Since at least 2016, Israeli defense companies have been in advanced development of anti-drone measures, mostly using jamming technologies to disrupt an enemy drone’s ability to continue receiving instructions from its operators.
At a demonstration at Mitzpe Ramon, the Skylock anti-drone system began tracking a test attack drone for a couple of kilometers before the drone entered visual range.
When it was close enough for us to see, Skylock took control and froze the drone in a hovering position.
Next, it forced the drone to descend on a direct vertical path and land on the ground.
Skylock’s CEO Aviad Matza said the system can detect large drones 8-10 km. away and small drones 3.5 km. away.
The system can track up to 200 targets simultaneously, jam on over five bandwidths, and destroy drones with its laser at a distance of 800 meters.
He added that three Asian nations are already deploying the system.