Advanced Protection Systems from Poland in partnership with its distributor Anker Sikkerhet AS has finished first phase of Ctrl+Sky system installation at the SOLA airport in Stavanger, Norway.
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced new airspace restrictions effective July 11, 2019 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) attempting to fly over national security sensitive locations.
Ctrl+Sky is a multi-sensor counter-drone system that is able to detect, identify and mitigate intrusive drones. It is exceptionally effective because it is based on proprietary, patented APS technologies, software and hardware.
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In this days and age, privacy is becoming more difficult to attain. We have become accustomed to ever-present cameras in public spaces and are perpetually under some type of surveillance. Private homes and premises were, until recently, under total control of their owners and who enjoyed relative security and freedom from intruders. Unfortunately, the misuse of drones has created a threat on private property. Drones equipped with cameras or eavesdropping capabilities are a danger to our privacy and security.
The number of drones invading private property has increased. To protect the privacy and safety of the inhabitants from surveillance and spying, traditional measures such as fencing and security guards are no longer sufficient. Potential threats are now coming from the sky. The customer wanted to experience total safety and freedom within their own property, hence the need for anti-drone protection.view case study
Drones have become increasingly affordable and accessible. Their mobility and difficulty of detection allow them to enter areas previously deemed safe and well-protected such as government buildings and federal institutions. The hostile use of drones can jeopardise areas particularly sensitive to spying, hacking, carrying a physical threat to employees, stealing of sensitive data and causing many other undesirable events.
Airports and surrounding areas are particularly vulnerable to intrusions of drones. Australian senator Barry O’Sullivan, former air crash investigator, said that drones in the vicinity of planes are a “catastrophe is waiting to happen”. Without ability to detect and gain control over drones, security of airports will be compromised, and delayed flights, air traffic paralysis or in the worst cases plane crashes will become a grim reality.
It is estimated that in the coming years, more than 500 thousand drones will fly in the European Union’s airspace. Such enormous air traffic is a particular challenge for the security of airports and surrounding areas. More and more frequent incidents involving the uncontrolled presence of drones in the vicinity of planes are proof of this. In accordance with the regulations, drones cannot fly within one or several kilometers of the airports, however poor imagination or disregarding the law by drone users is common. Without drone countermeasures a real catastrophe may soon happen. The deployment of anti-drone solutions becomes necessary for airports, firstly for security reasons, and secondly for economic reasons. Eventually, the appearance of a drone near the airport or runway results in cancellation of takeoffs and landings, and the effects of such a paralysis bring huge financial losses as well as inconveniences for vast amount of passengers.view case study
Prisons are another facilities where misuse of drones can pose significant dangers. Illegal delivery of weapons, drugs, cell phones and smuggling of contraband are just some of the issues prisons need to face. The penitentiary system, in the absence of protection against drones, virtually loses the ability to to maintaining the highest standard of security.
Stadiums, which can hold tens of thousands of people, are a potential target of hostile drones. The gathering of many people in a relatively small area makes stadiums easy targets for terrorists. Using a drone is especially tempting taking into account the reinforced security at the traditional entrance gates. Recently, at an interstate game, an intrusive drone contributed to provoking riots among the dedicated fans by transporting a flag from one side to the other. It’s easy to imagine how tragic the effects of using a drone as a weapon could be, causing hundreds if not thousands of casualties and triggering uncontrollable panic among spectators.
Intrusive drones can easily become a terrorist threat. Weapons and explosives can be smuggled in and detonated remotely, mass panic can erupt among the public. Riots have even been started by the supply of banned flags or flyers to stadiums.view case study
Special protection against hostile use of drones is required at critical infrastructure facilities, such as power plants, utilities, dams, bridges, or telecommunication networks, which, if damaged can jeopardise the day to day operations or in worst case scenario, create casualties among the population. Intrusive Unmanned Aerial Systems can directly threaten these facilities, by using explosives or spying with the intent of industrial espionage, which can be used in hostile activities.
Mass public events such as concerts, demonstrations, marathons and parades are occasions that require special protection and security. Wherever we deal with large groups which have assembled for a specific purpose, hostile use of drones can cause enormous risks. In the worst case, drones can contribute to causing numerous deaths through the dispatch of hazardous materials. It is important to realise that standard security for public events, in the form of regular military units, police or security firms, is not enough. An attack from the sky is as likely today as any other previously known danger.
U-space is the European Commission’s vision for the safe, secure and efficient handling of drone traffic and a key enabler for the growing drone market to generate economic and societal benefits. To create a situation awareness capability and to allow safe BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) operation of drones, U-space systems will ingest data from a range of sensors, including a portable ground-based radar system such as Ctrl+Sky Radar.