Australia: DroneShield and ISI( Intelligent Security Integration) have partnered on creating the next version of Rapid Scout® HQ, a vehicle with an integrated counter-drone detect and defeat solution. The prior version of Rapid Scout® HQ incorporated a vehicle with an advanced surveillance capability, through a combination of a sophisticated mast-mounted CCTV platform on a vehicle. Going forward, Rapid Scout® will incorporate a counter-drone module containing DroneShield’s RadarZeroTM (portable drone detection radar), RfOneTM (drone detection via an RF direction finder) and/or DroneCannonTM (counterdrone jammer) modules into the Rapid Scout® platform. The resulting product is believed to be a first of its kind, a non-military vehicle with a suite of counter-drone multi-sensor detect and defeat solutions.
DroneShield and ISI will continue marketing their existing respective product suites, which remain unaffected by this partnership. The companies will co-operate on their marketing of the integrated on-vehicle solution.
The product will be unveiled at Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide, a major Australian-based international defence exhibition.
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO commented: “The partnership with an on-vehicle surveillance market leader ISI allows DroneShield to enter the vehicle-based law enforcement, security and military market, using a proven vehicle platform that ISI provides. There is a considerable interest in the market today for on-vehicle counterdrone products, which Rapid Scout® is well placed to meet using DroneShield’s capability.”
Stephen Bell, ISI Managing Director said: “We are excited about this partnership and believe our vehicle-based surveillance capabilities combined with DroneShield’s counterdrone sector leadership enable this market leading product to meet customer requirements in the counterdrone space.”