The experience of modern military conflicts showshigh efficiency of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles capable of radically changing the balance of forces on the battlefield. In parallel with the development of drones, systems are being created to counter this highly effective weapon. Drone Defense (Great Britain) offers the military a novelty from the Paladyne series of electronic countermeasures (drone jammers). The devices are specially designed for use as a portable system providing interruption of command, video and navigation signals on most existing drones.
The novelty enters the market under the labelPaladyne E1000MP. It is a compact, lightweight pistol designed to be mounted on a standard rifle. Once the drone is detected, the E1000MP can be activated to block its controls, GPS and video signals. As a result, the enemy drone returns to its original position, lands or drifts harmlessly.
The E1000MP has a range of 1 km. Compact size and light weight (3.5 kg) allow you to carry the device in a backpack. The operating frequency range is GNSS L1, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz. The device works in two modes. The first is the directional mode, when the drone is in sight and the fighter directs the blocking beam at a specific object. The second mode is omnidirectional, when a kind of "umbrella" from drones is created around a certain area.
The E1000MP works offline. In the active mode of countering enemy drones, the device can operate on a single charge for up to 2 hours continuously. The weapon can stay in standby mode for over 12 hours. Full charge time is 4 hours. The electronic weapon is protected against water in accordance with the IP56 standard. Working temperature from -20 ° C to + 60 ° C.
The most important advantage of the E1000MP isthe ability to activate the return home mode. Thus, it becomes possible to detect the control point of the drones, or at least their locations.