The Anatomy of the New Threat
Drones with high-definition cameras can be purchased by any consumer for as little as $200, with more impressive functionality for a few thousand dollars. These drones can:
- Fly thousands of feet in the sky (up to 20,000ft/6100m)
- Take high-resolution photography
- Be remotely controlled from miles away
- Fly autonomously without remote control
- Reach speeds up to 115 mph (51m/s+)
- Carry payloads from a few ounces to over 35lbs (15.9kg)
This makes them perfect tools for espionage and invading privacy. As alarming as this might be, criminals and terrorists are using consumer drones as platforms to do much worse, such as:
- Interrupt commercial air travel
- Disrupt law enforcement investigations
- Carry contraband to prisons and across borders
- Sniff private networks
- Deliver chemical or explosive payloads
- Attack oil refineries and nuclear plants
- Perform reconnaissance on troops
- Attempt assassination of political and military leadership
Drones can be weaponized with explosive devices or other ordinances which can cause injury, harm and physical damage to infrastructure. Drones and UAS operators can also cause significant damage to infrastructure, whether accidental or intentional, by simply flying a drone or UAS into a building fan or HVAC system.
SkyDome® is the adaptable AI system that distributes and networks TrueView® SWAP-C radar in varying terrains, population centers and in challenging topography where existing larger radar and RF-based systems fail. This distributed network of TrueView radar digitizes these vulnerable gaps so that every object from the ground up can be detected, tracked, classified and assigned a threat level, creating either an independent end-to-end or integrated situational awareness solution.
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