You’ll have seen drones become a common sight for good in society. Recent years have seen a massive advance in drone endurance, range and payload capacity whilst the price has plummeted, leading to proliferation of drones expected to reach 22 million by 2020.
With any technological innovation there are those in society who seek to use this innovation for nefarious means. Terrorist use of drones deploying explosives and poison gas attacks are well documented. The same goes for drones used in espionage and delivery of contraband.
The superyacht fraternity are waking up to the growing threat that drones pose to privacy, safety and security on-board their yachts. Your care of duty is to protect your yacht(s) from all threats and keep all on-board private, safe & secure. It’s a difficult task as new threats continue to emerge.
Detect and identify drone threats up to 5km away. Defeat drones from 2km away. Automatic 500m defeat zone. Identify location of drone and pilot
Marine Anti-Drone System
To combat this emerging threat our partners at Martek Anti-Drone Systems have developed the M.A.D.S™ system. It detects and identifies threatening drones within a 5km range, providing GPS positioning of both drone and pilot together with the drone’s speed and flight path. M.A.D.S™ features configurable and escalating stage alarms in real time to allow the threat level to be assessed in good time to decide on appropriate defense actions.
Experience has shown us that it’s important to provide a means of test and validation of system performance, which is why we include test drones of different sizes within the overall system - these drones also offer a great leisure opportunity.
Once a real drone threat has been established, the system enables a 500m electronic ‘exclusion zone’ to be created around the yacht. Should the drone approach this exclusion zone, its control/ video signal will be blocked, initiating its fail-safe mode forcing it to land or return to its operator.
- Continuous drone mitigating ability
- Defeat of drones in 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz bands and frequency hoping
- 360 degree coverage for defeat and detection sensor
- Invokes drone “return to home” or “controlled landing” function
- Defeat range provide a minimum exclusion zone of 500m