Dubai Police selects Rafael’s Drone Dome C-UAS system

By Arie Egozi

Israeli C-UAS systems will be employed in Dubai. Dubai Police is collaborating with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. in addressing regional UAS challenges and strengthening the security of valued assets through the utilization of multiple different technologies and systems.

The two sides have agreed to engage in a program to utilize the Drone Dome for the Dubai Police’s air defense needs. Rafael’s teams and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Center of Dubai Police will collaborate in the field of Counter UAS.

Both parties have agreed to continue this collaboration so as to ensure that the Dubai Police can continue to offer high level security services through operating state of the art C-UAS technologies.

Major General Mohammed Nasser Al Razzoqi, Director of the General Department of Operations at Dubai Police:

“At Dubai Police, we recognize the importance of staying ahead of emerging threats and utilizing cutting-edge technologies to enhance the safety and security of our community. Our collaboration with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is a testament to our commitment to addressing regional UAS challenges and safeguarding valued assets. Together, we are leveraging the power of multiple technologies and systems to strengthen our security and safety capabilities.”

Brig. Gen. (res.) Shachar Shohat, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Air and Missile Defense Division at Rafael.

“We are proud to be standing alongside the Dubai Police and are committed to supporting the efforts to ensure that the regional threats and UAS challenges are met with the most advanced solutions. This cooperation is a step towards advancing defense capabilities and utilizing systems that have proven themselves effective in protecting an array of valued assets.”

Recently Rafael Systems Global Sustainment, LLC (RSGS), a subsidiary of RAFAEL, has been awarded an agreement by the Federal Aviation Administration to test the capabilities of Rafael’s Drone Dome, a C-UAS, drone detection, neutralization, and interception System at the Atlantic City International Airport (KACY).

The process will involve research, testing, and evaluations in order for the system to be properly utilized to deal with UAS threats and interference surrounding the KACY. The objectives of the research effort are to ensure that technologies and or systems that are developed, tested, or deployed by federal departments and agencies to detect and mitigate potential risks posed by errant or hostile UAS operations do not adversely impact or interfere with safe airport operations, navigation, air traffic services, or the safe and efficient operation of the National Airspace System. Testing will initially take place for several months at KACY with follow on performance validation at other airports in the United States.

In November 2022, the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) named and recommended for C-sUAS As A Service (CaaS) the Drone Dome system. This followed a series of demonstrations of the system completed at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, in April of the same year.

Drone Dome successfully demonstrated its C-UAS capabilities, which included accurate detection, identification, and soft-kill capabilities against a variety of drone targets and is now eligible and has been recommended to compete for future CaaS contract opportunities.

Drone Dome is an innovative end-to-end, combat-proven counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS), providing all-weather, 360-degree rapid defense against hostile drones. Fully operational and globally deployed, Drone Dome offers a modular, robust infrastructure comprised of electronic jammers and sensors and unique artificial intelligence algorithms to effectively secure threatened air space.



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