Portland, Oregon-based Radio Hill Technologies (RHT) has recently completed a sale of Block 3 Dronebuster hand-held counter-drone detection and jamming system for the US Army.
Contracting was done via the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) with deliveries starting immediately. This is the third generation of the Dronebuster line of hand-held jammers. This model, released on 1 November last year, was certified for deployment in certification testing at Yuma Proving Ground in January of this year.
The block 3 includes improved range and reliability over previous models. It has the ability to detect incoming RF signals to aid in aiming the device in low visibility and display that signal strength via LED lights on the control panel. It jams consumer and modified drone radios in the ISM, UHF HAM and GPS bands. The redesigned antenna cluster and amplification network provide directional jamming over longer ranges than any other man-portable system.
The Dronebuster weighs only 5 lbs. with a rechargeable Li-ion battery. The Block 3 Dronebuster is being marketed to Defense and Federal agencies only. Radio Hill’s CTO Bryan Sydnor commented: “There has been a lot of work in getting the system certified for deployment, but we are thrilled to partner with the Army to get this easy-to-use capability in the hands of our warfighters.”