After multiple demonstrations at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) recommends Rafael Systems’ counter-UAS (C-UAS) Drone Dome. The announcement came from the company in a statement. 

Per the statement, the Drone Dome system “demonstrated its C-UAS capabilities, which included accurate detection, identification and soft-skill capabilities against a variety of drone targets and is now eligible and has been recommended to compete for future CaaS (C-UAS as a Service) contract opportunities.” 

The Drone Dome utilizes a RPS-42 radar, an electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) system, and a radio frequency (RF) detection and mitigation system (C-UAS Drone Dome). Per Rafael’s statements, Drone Dome will have the modular infrastructure to defeat kinetic and electronic effectors using artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Drone Dome will be an “end-to-end solution” to secure airspace against hostile drones (Rafael : DRONE DOME™).