European Union police select DroneGun Tactical counter weapon
European Union police forces select DroneGun Tactical counter drone weapon system
Following an official tender, the DroneGun Tactical, designed and manufactured by the company DroneShield has been selected as the preferred portable counter-drone system by the European Union police forces. The agreement represents the first framework rollout of counter-drone equipment by any Government customer, anywhere in the world. The process was run by Belgium Police, with an EU-wide framework. Sales, training, and local support will be managed by DroneShield’s Benelux region partner ForcePro BV.
The company DroneShield provides protection against drones threatening safety, security, and privacy. The company’s detection and countermeasure products are designed to aid security forces against malignant threats by drones.
Under the framework agreement, DroneGun Tactical is expected to be rolled out across a range of police units across the European Union. The agreement does not specify minimum purchase quantities but DroneShield has stated that it expects the agreement to produce material periodic sales over an extended period of time, with orders commencing this quarter. DroneShield also expects the framework to be a platform for sales of its other products for its vehicle and fixed site products to EU police departments.
The DroneGun Tactical provides a safe countermeasure against a wide range of drone models. It allows controlled management of drone payload such as explosives, with no damage to common drones models or surrounding environment due to the drones generally responding via a vertical controlled landing on the spot, or returning back to the starting point (assisting to track the operator).
The Drone Gun has a length of 143 cm and 20 cm of width, weighing more about 7.3 kg. It has an effective range from 1 to 2 km and an operating time of 2 hours using two rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries.
The Drone Gun is already in service with the French Army.