IMI Systems Ltd. sold to Thailand several portable Red Sky system chassis for the protection against drones which was developed by the company and will be used by the Thai government for protecting strategic facilities.
Ramat Hasharon, Israel, December 6, 2017 – IMI Systems Ltd. sold to Thailand several portable Red Sky system chassis for the protection against drones which was developed by the company. The system will be used by the Thai government for protecting strategic facilities. Among the system’s advantages is the narrow spectrum protection capability that integrates with the operational needs of airports, while maintaining the flight schedule functional continuity.
“Red Sky” is a short-range air defense system for effectively protect borders and sensitive sites across urban environments. The system utilizes existing customers’ shoulder-launched missiles and is designed to intercept aerial targets in an automated manner, using autonomic capabilities of scanning, tracking and dispatching. The lightweight, portable system provides an effective defense solution against a variety of low-level descending aerial threats.
Recently the system’s capabilities expanded to better cope with drones’ growing threat including a soft defense capability (disruption) in a narrow beam that matches the operational needs of airports, while maintaining functional continuity of departure and landing flight schedule, as well as an expansion of soft, multi-directional protection through a mobile chassis.
The “Red Sky” system in a Red Sky 2 Drone Defender configuration provides a comprehensive solution against drones’ threats, including detecting, identifying hostiles, locking on the target, automatic tracking and disrupting and neutralizing their abilities before carrying out their missions.
The system combines advanced radar, an innovative electro-optical thermal camera for investigating and identifying threats and locking-on-target capability.
After locking, the system tracks the target and enables the operator to disrupt and neutralize the threat in safe ranges from the protected site.
The disruption blocks the communication between the operator and the hovercraft on several transmission channels and also damages the navigator’s capabilities.