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DroneShield launches area-specific Satellite Denial System

DroneShield Ltd has won a launch order from an undisclosed Five Eyes Defence customer for a new target area-specific Satellite Denial System.

There are multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) used around the world. The US GPS is the best known, alongside the Russian GLONASS, the Chinese BeiDou and the European Galileo systems.

DroneShield has used GNSS denial against drones/UAVs for number of years as part of smart defeat capability within its products.  The Company has developed a number of unique techniques during that time and has a growing reputation as an expert in this domain. Importantly, DroneShield systems work on focussing the disruption on a specific, targeted area.

A Five Eyes government has requested that DroneShield develop this capability to the next level with a paid R&D project, expected to be followed by a series of further projects, each project including more advanced development of the system. The dollar value is not material for the initial project, but it is an area of expansion that is likely to become material in the next 24 months, the company says.

“DroneShield has proven a successful ability to rapidly innovate and deliver on defence R&D contracts, as recently demonstrated in our Electronic Warfare domain efforts, where the Company has progressed from the initial $600,000 project, to $3.8 million, to $9.9 million, all within a 3-year period,” says CEO Oleg Vornik.

“Both Electronic Warfare and Satellite Denial represent closely adjacent areas to our core C-UAS space, with the learnings able to be channelled into our C-UAS work, in addition to the contracts on their own representing value for the business.”

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