Unveiled as the Scrambler 300, a new counter-drone rifle enters the arena. Faced to the growing threat of weaponized drones & UAVs, French company MC2-Technologies has been developing the technology, reportedly capable for jamming every telecommunication protocol between a drone and its pilot. (We assume this means for most commercially released drones today.)
Both mobile and transportable, the handheld rifle is aimed at defending critical areas and buildings from nefarious UAVs. Carried in a black bag, the target is locked on by the microwave gun where the signals are disrupted.
The drone rifle is capable of detecting UAVs at 500 meters and can jam the target once it reaches within 300 meters, operating in the L, S and C bands. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) jamming can be activated at 150 meters.
On field operation requires the user to aiming the microwave rifle at the target and activate it to initiate the jamming process once the drone is within the range. The battery currently allows for 2.5 hours on operating mode and can stay on for 60 hours in stand-by mode. The battery operated rifle weighs 14 kg and requires just one person to ‘aim and fire’ in a traditional manner; similar to the DroneGun released by DroneShield.
|Type of system||Telecommunication jamming|
|List of Equipment||Multi frequency range scrambler
Wide band antennas ( barrel of the rifle )
Long-range multifunction binocular
|Working frequencies||GPS and GLONASS around 1.6 GHz ( 2outputs )
WLAN1 around 2.4 GHz ( 1 output )
WLAN2 around 5.8 GHz ( 1 output )
|Working distance||GPS GLONASS >150m
|H2 and H3 rejection||>50dB|
|Rejection @ 10MHz||>30dB|
|Detection distances||500m based on the use of the long-range multifunction binocular|
|UAV dimensions||0.3*0.3m2 at 500m|
Depending on the adjusted emitted power and on the countries laws
|Output power||Adjustable following the distance, depending on frequencies and countries laws|
|Package||Microwave riffle + multi frequency range generators placed in a 20L Bag|
|Dimensions without antennas||23.5*12.5*35cm|
|Weight||Less than 14 kg|
|Supply||Battery ( 8h ) and main power supply|
Who is MC2-Technologies?
Created in 2004, MC2-Technologies is a French R&D company based in Lille – the company is mainly supported by the French Military of Defense, allowing them to work on critical prototypes in the wireless and security space.
Their portfolio covers a wide range of products in the Radio Frequency (RF) space, with the company’s initial offering being in the area of Microwave devices. Another claim to their name is the world’s first radiometric imaging systems for security applications (MM-imager). The products based on MM-Imager series allows to detect hidden objects through clothes for all kind of checkpoints and security, mobile or static applications.
Current MC2-Technologies research areas include developing imaging systems to see through walls or through packages, and the aforementioned counter-drone security system.
For any interest in the technology, or enquiries, MC2-Technologies are available via email at: [email protected]