Hanwha Systems Co, the defense and ICT unit of South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group, reports that they have successfully demonstrated a counter-drone system designed to detect and track drone threats and disable them using a hunter-capture drone with a net.

Between March 2 and March 8, the company conducted testing of its counter-drone system, which is intended to neutralize small unmanned aerial systems. The tests were conducted at the Hwaseong drone test-flying site and the Army Infantry School’s training facility in Jangseong, South Jeolla Province.

The test utilized Hanwha’s thermal observation device and U.S.-based Fortem Technologies Inc’s drone defense system, the DroneHunter.

The company reported that, during the testing phase, it could detect fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems at a range of 3 kilometers from the testing location. Additionally, it successfully captured unmanned aircraft flying at altitudes ranging between 300 to 800 meters.

In dozens of demonstrations, the Fortem Technologies DroneHunter had a success rate of more than 90 percent and was able to intercept fixed-wing drones with a 2-meter wingspan successfully. The DroneHunter’s use of nets to physically capture UAS provides a kinetic option that reduces the threat of collateral damage. (Korea Bizwire)

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