Egyptian-made anti drones system at EDEX2018

EDEX 2018 Egyptian made anti-drone rifle (credits: Egyptian MOD)
EDEX 2018 Egyptian made anti-drone rifle (credits: Egyptian MOD)

Following the just concluded inaugural Egyptian Defense Exhibition 2018 (EDEX2018) held in Cairo, Egypt on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

The Egyptian Ministry of Defense (MOD) unveiled an anti-drone/ UAV defense rifle capable of neutralize drones at more than 3 km. The anti-drone rifle uses a Yagi antenna, but can be omnidirectional in option. The optical tracking relies on a 4x telescope with 32 mm lens.

The anti-drone rifle can be powered by various energy sources such as
city electricity or power generator AC 220-250 50-60 Herz, thereby providing unlimited power supply.

Furthermore, For a more independent use, there is a backup power supply (battery) with up to 2 hours autonomy. The system acts on navigation and control frequencies GPS1, Glonass G1, 2.4 GHz (5.8 GHz optional). The rifle itself weighs 2 kg. With its power supply, the system weighs 8 kg.

The weapons receiver end quite is similar to a Colt M16 rifle,

Specifications

Range: 3km
Band:ISM,GNSS (L1,G1)
Output power:50,30 watts for each band respectively
Weight:2.5 kg
Duration: up to for 2 hours

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Darek Liam
Darek Liam is the North African editor for AMB, where he writes about the intersection of Technology and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than a decade, previously as African Union correspondent.

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