Designed to defend urban environments like airports and cities against drones, the system integrates Black Sage’s sensors, AI, and radio-frequency jammers into Raytheon’s Windshear command and control system. The combined system, say the companies, allows a single operator to control a network of sensors and effectors that safely and quickly track, take over, or land drones flying where they shouldn’t.

“As we saw at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, drones operating inside commercial air corridors are posing a real challenge,” says Todd Probert, vice president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “And though Raytheon has developed a range of counter-drone systems, from missiles to lasers to high-powered microwaves, authorities also need a system that can safely stop and land a drone where it may not be safe to shoot them down. That’s why we’ve teamed with Black Sage on a solution safe enough to operate in a populated area.”

Dave Romero, managing partner at Black Sage says, “Together we address a diverse range of customer missions combining some of the deepest and strongest capabilities in the industry. Customers now have access to an unprecedented and complete kill-chain; one that can be deployed as narrowly or broadly as the mission requires.”

Though the integrated system is designed primarily for urban environments, say the companies, the systems are rugged enough to operate at even the most remote military bases.

Raytheon Company
Black Sage

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