Fortem DroneHunter F700 is an autonomous drone that is part of the complex and is controlled by a radar control system and artificial intelligence. The drone is capable of flying at speeds of over 100 km/h, intercepting and landing enemy drones using two DrogueNet nets to catch enemy drones. The system can deliver captured drones to the operator or drop them by parachute.
The drone received a radar for target detection and a new adaptation system for faster response during flight. The complex also has a control station, radars and signal jamming equipment.
Versatile and multifunctional
The most common attacks are single drone attacks and multi-vector attacks with multiple drones flying from different directions. Multiple DroneHangars deployed around the site or throughout the city will support the required number of DroneHunters to launch autonomously or with centralized permission from the operations center. Each DroneHunter will lock onto a specific track of an unauthorized drone. SkyDome Manager C2 (integrated with existing C2 systems) can coordinate multiple DroneHunters across multiple threats.
DroneHunter investigates intruder drones more thoroughly while on-board optical cameras feed data back to SkyDome Manager C2.
When the DroneHunter acquires a target, the onboard radar can quickly determine if the target is smaller and/or slower than the DroneHunter. In this case, the AI in DroneHunter takes an attack position to hunt down and capture the intruder drone and tow it via cable to a predetermined safe location.
This is typically done over a long range, given DroneHunter’s long-range jamming capabilities, often 3 to 10 times the range of other ground-based jamming methods.
When the DroneHunter acquires a target, the onboard radar can quickly determine if the target is larger and/or faster than the DroneHunter. In this case, the AI in DroneHunter independently takes a defensive position between the trajectory of the approaching enemy drone and a predetermined defense point.
When these fast-approaching drones and drones arrive at waypoints, DroneHunter maneuvers to fire a net with special entangling devices that attach to the wing or fuselage. Since the enemy drone is entangled, DroneHunter tries to tow it away, but if it is too big, the pull on the tether is released using a parachute at the end of the tether. This parachute causes uneven drag on the aircraft, causing the rogue aircraft to almost stop and fall safely straight to the ground.