Finmeccanica's Selex ES developed the Falcon Shield anti-UAV system 41012151

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Finmeccanica's Selex ES developed the Falcon Shield anti-UAV system
As mini and micro drones continue to grow in capability and popularity, the potential threats they pose also grows. The Falcon Shield has the capability to seize control of a drone and direct it safely to the ground. The entire Falcon Shield system is a modular, allowing users to customize it to their requirements
     
Finmeccanicas Selex ES developed the Falcon Shield anti UAV system 640 001Falcon Shield Anti-UAV System
     

These small drones, available online and at commercial stores alike, are able to carry more weight, fly longer distances and maneuver more precisely.

While the vast majority of these are safely used by enthusiasts and hobbyists, the possibility of using drones as a weapon in crowded urban areas or sensitive locations is a constant concern for law enforcement and the US military alike.

In response to these threats, Finmeccanica’s Selex ES developed Falcon Shield, a unique anti-UAV system with the capability to seize control of a drone and direct it - safely - to the ground with a portable radar and electro-optical/infrared camera-based system.

This unique, and successfully tested, ability gives system operators a distinct advantage over similar systems that use widespread jamming signals that cause the drone to drop out of the sky, a significant hazard in busy urban areas. Falcon Shield gives operators a much higher level of control over a threat by taking control of a rogue drone from various distances and safely landing it away from its target prior to the last-resort need of kinetically hitting it.

Including the electronic capture system, Falcon Shield uses Selex’s Nerio family of cameras and radar systems that work together to find, track and identify drones giving Falcon Shield users ample reaction time to react to the threat. The flexibility of the system also allows the capture system to be complemented by the integration of optional kinetic hit systems.
     
 

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