Sydney-based DroneShield Ltd has introduced a material capability upgrade to its multi-domain DroneSentrycounterdrone / counter-UxS threat awareness and response system. The upgrade is titled SonarOne, a sonar detection system for directional real time reporting of underwater threats.
SonarOne is a sonar monitoring device capable of detecting and tracking hostile Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) or diver intruders in protected waters. Ideal for deployment around naval vessels, harbours, and critical infrastructure, the company says SonarOne is easy to install. It is monitored via the DroneSentry-C2, DroneShield’s intuitive and easy to use operator interface, with no specialist sonar training required.
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, commented, “With the inclusion of SonarOne, the DroneSentry system provides a comprehensive all-domain awareness and protection system, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Water Surface Vehicles (USVs), UUVs, and divers.”
With a substantial detection range for divers and UUVs, SonarOne can protect large sites with few installation points, reducing the amount of preparation required by the installer and the need for pre-existing infrastructure. With its directional capability and simultaneous tracking of multiple targets, SonarOne provides the operator with complete awareness of multi-directional underwater robotic and manned swarm attacks.
The product is unrestricted in deployment, meaning it is available for sale and expected to be of interest to a wide range of customers including ports, harbours, naval bases, private yachts, residences, power stations, and various offshore platforms.