Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is pushing forward with plans to install and operate its “DRONE DOME” in Dubai, to protect Gulf city from incursions from unmanned aerial vehicles.
The company previously reached an agreement with the Dubai Police to provide the DRONE DOME C-UAS system, described as an off-the-shelf end-to-end system that secures airspace against hostile drones.
Hostile drones are one of the fastest growing global threats, with incidents of terror, crime and autonomous attacks dramatically increasing worldwide, according to Rafael. These threats include drones flying near airports, endangering civilian flights and passengers’ lives.
DRONE DOME can enforce effective UAV No-Fly zones by identifying unknown targets at a distance of 3.5 kilometers, generating alerts and responding in real-time with minimal collateral damage to the surrounding environment and maximum safety to friendly aircraft.
“At Dubai Police, we recognize the importance of staying ahead of emerging threats and utilizing cutting-edge technologies to enhance the safety and security of our community,” said Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nasser Al Razzoqi, director of the General Department of Operations at Dubai Police.
“Our collaboration with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is a testament to our commitment to addressing regional UAS challenges and safeguarding valued assets. Together, we are leveraging the power of multiple technologies and systems to strengthen our security and safety capabilities,” he added.
Brig. Gen. (res.) Shachar Shohat, vice president of strategy and business development, Air and Missile Defense Division at RAFAEL, said: “We are proud to be standing alongside the Dubai Police and are committed to supporting the efforts to ensure that the regional threats and UAS challenges are met with the most advanced solutions. This cooperation is a step towards advancing defense capabilities and utilizing systems that have proven themselves effective in protecting an array of valued assets.”