NRW police choose ESG´s ELYSION software for drone defence

NRW police choose ESG´s ELYSION software for drone defence

At the end of November 2022, the North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) police announced its decision to procure ESG’s ELYSION software. From now on police forces in NRW will use ESG’s highly specialised Counter-UAS software for the best possible protection against drones. The decision to procure the software was preceded by intensive testing on behalf of the responsible State Office for Central Police Services – ELYSION was put through its paces for a good year, particularly in the context of its usability to secure major events. 

ELYSION proved its worth: According to the Drone Defence Operational Advisory Centre at the NRW Central Police Office, ELYSION has proven its performance during the comprehensive test phase and was also able to demonstrate its operational readiness at last year’s G7 summit in Elmau, Germany. 
Police authorities of German federal- and state agencies, the German Armed Forces as well as international customers use ELYSION. For future operations, all users will benefit from the experience gained and the possibility of networking in inter-agency cooperation.

ELYSION is a comprehensive further development of the GUARDION software core consisting of processing core intelligence and highly networked, map-based situation display. The extensive operational experience and feedback from various civilian, police and military customers and users have been directly incorporated into the ELYSION software, so that it reflects the diverse and highly complex requirements of operations in an ideal way.
Following the successful acceptance of the “Defence System against Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” (Abwehrsystem gegen unbemannte Luftfahrzeuge – ASUL for short) by the German Armed Forces in summer of last year, the procurement of ELYSION by the NRW police represents a further important success for ESG’s drone defence team. Both events highlight the significance  of drone defence for the area of domestic and foreign security and ESG’s leading role as a partner for reliable protection against threats from uncooperative drones.  

ESG has been one of the leading German providers of design, integration, operation and in-service support of complex, security-related electronic and IT systems for more than five decades. In Germany and internationally, ESG provides propducts and services for customers from government authorities, the fields of defence, public security and industry.

ESG is a certified aviation company for aircraft and aviation equipment for the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Part 21J, EASA Part 21G and EASA Part 145. 

As a special systems company for mission avionics, simulation and training, as well as special deployment systems, ESG offers customized solutions. Independent process and technology consulting is one of ESG’s key competencies. Technology transfer between markets is what makes a significant contribution to our customers’ added value.