Danish company MyDefence has launched Pitbull, a wearable Counter UAS solution that utilizes smart jamming to defeat enemy drones. Pitbull was developed to have minimal impact on other signals while jamming, in an effort to maintain own communication.
The Counter UAS jammer is a tactical solution weighing just 775 grams, designed to be worn on the uniform with the purpose of minimizing the cognitive load of dismounted soldiers, so they can focus on the mission instead.
Last month MyDefence launched the Wingman 103 – wearable drone detection for special operations forces – and now joined by the Pitbull, dismounted soldiers will be able to both detect and defeat enemy drones. Pitbull is plug-n-play and requires minimal training to operate. Used together with the Wingman detector, the entire process of detecting and defeating malicious drones can be fully automated, allowing the operator to carry on with the mission without worrying about enemy drones.
“This is a big leap in the technological advancement of active countermeasures against malicious drones,” CEO of MyDefence, Christian Steinø said. “There exists an immediate demand in the Counter UAS market for wearable solutions for dismounted soldiers that does not interfere with their function in a unit.”
The initial version of Pitbull features up to 20 hours standby battery time and two hours of active jamming.
The Pitbull has an effective jamming range of 1,000 meters and can be fully automated in collaboration with the Wingman wearable drone detector.
“The Pitbull drone jammer will, based on the detection signals from the WINGMAN, automatically start jamming the control signals of the detected drones. Pitbull requires no training – simply turn on the devices and you are protected against detected drones, making it ideal for dismounted soldiers, who can instead focus on their mission,” Steinø said.