SkyTrack represents the latest in optical UAS detection and tracking technology and ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, lead integrator of the GUARDION C-UAS system, are the first to put SkyTrack through its paces ahead of first customer trials and the formal product launch.
During the testing in Bavaria in Germany, SkyTrack was able to autonomously detect, classify and track class 1 UAS up to 2km of range without input from the operator.
SkyTrack can be integrated with any type of UAS primary detection. Once the UAS is detected, location data is streamed to SkyTrack causing it to quickly react, finding the UAS in the sky using powerful AI computer vision.
High-definition daylight and infrared cameras are coupled to highly accurate controls allowing for autonomous confirmation of the UAS presence. Video is streamed directly to the operator, allowing the freedom to concentrate on mission critical decisions.
GUARDION, the Counter-UAS solution of ESG and its cooperation partners Rohde & Schwarz and Diehl Defence, as well as other GUARDION Selected Suppliers such as OpenWorks Engineering, is based on the mission-proven system used to secure major political events such as the G7 summit in Elmau in 2015, the state visit of President Obama in June 2016, the G20 summit in Hamburg in 2017 or the celebrations on the Day of German Unity 2018.
All of the deployed technologies and products are linked together using a command and control system that was originally developed for the military: TARANIS by ESG. Based near Munich in Germany, ESG have identified the most capable products that mitigate the drone threat and united them into a layered defence system to achieve a highly capable complete system, called “GUARDION”.
Daniela Hildenbrand, Team lead C-UAS at ESG, said: “It’s important that end users have a range of options when developing a C-UAS capability. We test the most promising systems available from around the world to see what they can really do. The SkyTrack system is very effective and shows impressive performance against UAS even when backgrounds are present, such as trees and buildings.”