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EDGE Awarded Contract to Deliver Counter-UAS Systems to UAE Ministry of Defence

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EDGE Awarded Contract to Deliver Counter-UAS Systems to UAE Ministry of Defence

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EDGE Awarded Contract to Deliver Counter-UAS Systems to UAE Ministry of Defence
EDGE Awarded Contract to Deliver Counter-UAS Systems to UAE Ministry of Defence

EDGE Group, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, has announced a contract to deliver several robust, multi-layered counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) to the UAE Ministry of Defence (MoD) in a significant move towards reinforcing the UAE’s national security. Announced at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) 2024, the contract includes the delivery of SIGN4L’s advanced SKYSHIELD C-UAS and NAVCONTROL-G systems. The state-of-the-art C-UAS provide a high degree of situational awareness and soft-kill capabilities against unmanned aerial threats, enabling the comprehensive protection of critical infrastructure and border integrity.

EDGE launched SKYSHIELD, a multi-layered, integrated counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) solution, on the opening day of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2023). Comprising advanced sensors, 3D radars, electro-optic (EO) cameras, direction finders, and effectors that are networked into EDGE’s unified command and control (C2) system, the solution provides real-time situational awareness, with the ability to automatically detect and engage with drone threats and defeat them using EDGE’s spoofing and jamming solutions, among other key countermeasures.

NavControl-G is a sophisticated spoofing system that emits counterfeit GNSS signals that mimic legitimate ones in order to generate an alternative path and safely mitigate the threat of hostile UAVs.
NavControl-G is a sophisticated spoofing system that emits counterfeit GNSS signals that mimic legitimate ones in order to generate an alternative path and safely mitigate the threat of hostile UAVs.(Photo by EDGE Group)

Highly modular in design, SKYSHIELD can be configured for fixed installation in key areas to safeguard critical infrastructure, as well as being packaged as a rapidly deployable solution for a broad range of civilian and military vehicles, trucks, and ships. Featuring automated 360° detect and defeat capabilities for anti-drone protection, the comprehensive system is aimed at military, law enforcement, security, and VIP protection markets. To ensure system performance and reliability in hot, humid, and dusty weather, the C-UAS solution has been extensively tested in the region’s natural environment and climate, and has proven to perform optimally in the most challenging conditions.

NavControl-G is a sophisticated spoofing system that emits counterfeit GNSS signals that mimic legitimate ones in order to generate an alternative path and safely mitigate the threat of hostile UAVs. Designed and built in the UAE, NavControl-G takes control of target UAVs, safeguarding sensitive and protected areas. Encased in a shock-proof container, the system can be seamlessly integrated across multiple configurations – either in fixed locations or rapidly deployed on the field when required. By deploying NAVCONTROL-G, a forward military base is shielded from attack by unmanned aerial vehicles. The NAVCONTROL-G located at the periphery of the camp provides a dome of protection covering personnel, assets and facilities in a defined area of interest.

Developed by EDGE’s electronic warfare arm SIGN4L, SKYSHIELD will play a key role in future counter-drone operations
Developed by EDGE’s electronic warfare arm SIGN4L, SKYSHIELD will play a key role in future counter-drone operations.(Photo by EDGE Group)

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