Raytheon Company and Black Sage have partnered through a formal teaming arrangement.
The move will see the firms provide an integrated drone detection and mitigation system for civil authorities, critical infrastructure and military organizations around the world.
Todd Probert, vice president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services, commented: “As we saw at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, drones operating inside commercial air corridors are posing a real challenge.”
He added: “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.”
To defend urban environments, like airports and cities, against drones, Black Sage’s sensors, AI, and radio-frequency jammers have been integrated into Raytheon’s Windshear command and control system.
The combined system is expected to allow 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.