Rafael’s Drone Dome Detection System

The Drone Dome System is an innovative end-to-end system designed to provide effective airspace defence against hostile drones (Micro and Nano UAVs) used by terrorists to perform aerial attacks, collect intelligence, and other intimidating activities. Drone Dome has 360° circular coverage and is designed to detect, track, and neutralize drones using a low-intensity laser beam. Drone Dome has a very fast response-time, causes minimal collateral interruptions to the surrounding urban environment, with maximum safety to friendly aircraft. 

System Operation

The Drone Dome System is operational under all weather condition, 24 hours a day.  First, the threat is detected and identified by the Radar and EO/IR sensors. The data is combined and correlated and alerts the operator of the hostile UAV. The system initiates either automatic interference operation, as per pre-defined rules in the C4I engine, or manual operation by the operator. When the threat reaches the neutralization area, the hostile drone is neutralized by activation of directional GNSS and RF Inhibitor/Jammer system, or by activation of a high-power laser.