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Neutralizes a swarm of UAVs with one shot: the revolutionary RFDEW system was shown in Britain (video)

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May17,2024

Neutralizes a swarm of UAVs with one shot: the revolutionary RFDEW system was shown in Britain (video)

The British Ministry of Defense noted that one RFDEW beam costs only 10 pence (about 5 hryvnias). In addition, the system can be operated by one person.

Specialists from the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Defense Equipment and Support (DE&S) have developed a Radio Frequency Directed Energy Weapon (RFDEW) for the British Armed Forces, which uses radio waves to disable enemy electronics and destroy multiple drones at once. This is stated on the official website of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain.

As noted in the department, it is a revolutionary system that can neutralize a swarm of drones with one shot for 10 pence (about 5 hryvnias), which makes its use more profitable compared to traditional air defense missile systems. The high level of automation also means that the system can be operated by one person.

RFDEW technology can be installed on various military vehicles. The system uses a mobile power source to generate pulses of radio frequency energy in a beam that can fire in rapid succession at individual targets or expand to engage all threats in that beam simultaneously.

Radio Frequency Directed Energy Weapon (RFDEW)

The RFDEW is reportedly designed to protect critical objects and bases. The complex is capable of detecting, tracking and destroying targets on land, in the air and at sea. Currently, its range is up to 1 kilometer, but work is underway to increase the affected area. Large field trials of the RFDEW with British soldiers are also planned for the summer.

“The war in Ukraine has shown us the importance of deploying unmanned systems, but we must also be able to defend against them. As we increase our spending over the coming years for defense, our defense drone strategy will allow us to be at the forefront of this evolution of warfare,” — Defense Procurement Secretary James Cartledge said.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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