A counter-drone system developed by defense technology company Rafael has defeated multiple unmanned aerial systems (UAS) using its hard-kill laser beam during a recent demo in Israel.
According to the company, the system achieved 100% success in all test scenarios. The stages of the interceptions included target detection, identification, and interception with a high-power laser beam.
As explained, Drone Dome is an end-to-end C-UAS solution for securing air space from hostile drones. The system comprises of electronic jammers and sensors, allowing detection, full identification and neutralization of multiple micro and mini UAS threats employing its algorithms.
One of the system’s unique capabilities is integrating laser technology for hard-kill capabilities. When the C4I performs a positive identification, the system allocates the target to the laser effector, which locks and tracks the target and performs hard-kill.
Drone Dome is designed to address threats posed by hostile drones both in military and civilian sites. It is a member of Rafael’s family of active air and missile defense technologies, which includes Iron Dome, David’s Sling, and the Spyder family.