Counter-Drone Cannon Makes Singapore Airshow Debut
Drone swarms are a new threat, and Singapore has an answer. ST Engineering is displaying a newly developed counter-swarm unmanned air system (UAS) in the exhibit hall at the 2020 Singapore Airshow.
The Singaporean approach is simple and direct. A radar is used to detect incoming drone swarms up to 2,000 meters away, which can then be tracked by a forward looking infrared sensor turret.
The sensors then cue a gun that spews 12 40-mm airburst shells into a pattern, which forms an iron curtain directly in the flight path of the incoming swarm.