FREDENSBORG, Denmark (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 3, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: MyDefence
The only portable counter UAS jammer on the market as of the moment, called PITBULL, has been launched by MyDefence. That was announced by the company, established by former military officers, on 28th June 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
PITBULL is a next generation portable Counter UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) device based on smart jamming used to defeat enemy drones with range of 1,000 meters. The jammer covers 2.4-2.5GHz, 5.2-5.8GHz and the GNSS frequency bands and it is expected later this year the jammer to be further developed and to cover other frequency bands as well by an active external antenna. The weight of the counter drone device is only 775 gr (without battery) and can be worn on uniforms, attached through a MOLLE clip-on system. Thus solders can concentrate on the relevant mission.
Christian Steinø, the CEO of of MyDefence, commented, “The PITBULL drone jammer will, based on the detection signals from the WINGMAN, automatically start jamming the control signals of the detected drones. PITBULL requires no training – simply turn on the devices and you are protected against detected drones, making it ideal for dismounted soldiers, who can instead focus on their mission.”
As said above, the jammer is an excellent addition to the portable drone detection device designed for special operations forces, called WINGMAN 103, which was launched by MyDefence the previous month. Now, if equipped with both WINGMAN 103 and PITBULL, dismounted soldiers will be able to detect and defeat malicious drones, and this process may be manual or fully automated. The automated mode allows solders to concentrate on the mission without worrying about hostile drones.
Christian Steinø added, “This is a big leap in the technological advancement of active countermeasures against malicious drones. There exists an immediate demand in the Counter UAS market for wearable solutions for dismounted soldiers that does not interfere with their function in a unit. We are therefore proud to introduce the PITBULL wearable smart jammer that allow dismounted soldiers to defeat enemy drones while maintaining own communication.”
A standard external clip-op battery of the PITBULL provides 20 hours of stand-by time and 2 hours of continuous jamming. The clip-on system helps for the quick battery exchange if needed, so all day use is possible.