IMIsystems announced the RedSky 2 Drone-Defender, their most effective low altitude point and air defence solution against the rising drone threat.
The new Drone-Defender system underwent an extensive testing phase in January, where it was briefly tested against various conditions including day, night and adverse weather effects. IMIsystems is expecting to begin delivering its first batch of systems by this year. Last month representatives from 14 countries received a live demonstration of the system’s automated detection, tracking and intercepting capabilities.
RedSky can be set to be operated as an active system or as a reactive system that only functions upon triggering an alarm once an unknown object enters its detection vicinity.
The original RedSky was a short ranged automatic aerial defence system capable of automatic scanning, tracking and engaging targets using MANPAD missiles. The Red Sky 2 brings the addition of the Drone-Defender component previously not present in the older version of the system. The addition of the Drone-Defender unit will increase its utility to detect and intercept drones.
The system is compatible enough to be integrated into the existing defence systems of facilities and easily be relocated to required venues or be mounted on vehicles to protect against aircraft and drones. Its designed to detect, disrupt and neutralise UAVs engaging in hostile activities. Preventing infiltration of sensitive premises such as Military bases, Airports, Stadiums, Critical Government structures.
Watch the RedSky 2 in action
Technical Specifications Overview
|Interfacing two jammers
FLIR camera & Laser Range Finder: Enables target tracking, investigation, identification & Neutralisation
|IR tracker||Modes of operation: Rate, Position, Automatic Video Tracking
Coverage Range: up to 15km
Elevation: +/- 45° [Optional +30°/-85°]
Azimuth: full 360° continuous rotation
Spectral range: 3.0-5.0 Micron
Field of View: Widest 27°x20.3°, Narrowest 2.2°x1.7°
Continuous zoom IR camera
|Wide band hi-power jammer||RF Omni/Directional system jamming block RF communication frequencies and GPS
Total power output: Up to 400W
Antenna: 3 directional/17 dbi high Gain antennas
|Radar System||Track while scanning more than 1000 targets, Solid State Technology
Detection Range of small UAV up to 6km
Frequency Band – X band
Accuracies – 1 deg
Coverage – El 20°-60°, AZ360°
Weight – 30 kg
|Control Unit||Single operator controls all system activities through the CU: Target detection & identification, target engagement & neutralise|
|Laser “Hardkill” System||HPFL – High power fiber laser|
|Power Supply Unit||28VDC or 110/220VAC|
What is IMIsystems ?
Established in 1933, Israeli Military Industries Ltd (IMI) is an Israel based weapons producer of ammunition, arms and state of the art military technologies primarily for the Israeli army. Owned by the Government, IMI is also a prominent dealer of small-arms across the world. IMI is responsible for the design and production of popular small-arms such as the Uzi Submachine gun and the Desert Eagle.