U.S. Marine Corps tests IXI’s counter-UAV system

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U.S. Marine Corps tests advanced counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system developed by California-based technical and industrial innovations company IXI Technology and called the DRONEKILLER.

According to the announced by Marine Corps Combat Development Command, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Briar Purty, an infantryman with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division tests DRONEKILLER Counter-UAS Technology during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 (ANTX-18) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 21, 2018.

The Marines have been provided the opportunity to assess the operational utility of emerging technologies and engineering innovations that improve the Marine’s survivability, lethality and connectivity in complex urban environments.

The DRONEKILLER is a compact, hand-held counter-UAS system enables Defense and Security Forces to thwart the use of drones by criminals and enemy combatants for surveillance and direct attacks to drop bombs, grenades, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on fighting forces.

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The DRONEKILLER is a cost-effective counter-UAV unit ideal for Defense and Security teams deployed World-Wide. The Drone Killer adds counter-UAV capabilities to mobile forces that cannot use large systems that add weight and require added power sources. The Drone Killer is compact and light-weight, able to be deployed from inside light vehicles or by dismounted warfighters in mobile units, strike teams, checkpoints,
forward outposts, and security response teams. Mobile units with the Drone Hunter provide gap-filling coverage and pursuit capabilities that complement larger, more costly fixed-location automated UAV defense systems.

Specification:

–  Range up to 1000 meters
–   2 hours in active mode
–  8 hours sensor operation
–  Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
–  External 9-21V operation mode

The DRONEKILLER is able to be deployed from inside light vehicles or by dismounted war-fighters and security response teams in mobile units, strike teams, at checkpoints and forward outposts. Mobile units with
the DRONEKILLER provide gap-filling coverage and pursuit capabilities that complement larger, more costly fixed-location automated UAV defense systems.

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One or more DRONEKILLER units deployed per mobile team or convoy (lead and rear) operating in regions having uncontrolled airspace would provide an umbrella of UAV protection.

In fixed locations having automated counter-UAV electronic fence systems, deploying the IXI DRONEKILLER can fill in any gaps identified in the system that are affected by line of sight or physical obstructions.


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