Australian firm DroneShield has released a new version of its wearable RfPatrol unmanned aerial system (UAS) detection device, with the latest system being smaller, lighter, and more advanced than its predecessor.
The RfPatrol MKII was announced on 20 April. The passive receiver is designed to detect communications between UASs and their operators, including the command signals, telemetry, location data, and video links that the UAS transmits in return.
The new device is 40% smaller and about 20% lighter than its predecessor, said Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO.
The size and weight reductions have been achieved because “there’s a lot more technology packed inside the box”, while its shell has also moved from a composite plastic to an all-metal design for increased robustness.