The latest attack with malicious drones on Aramco infrastructure is a clear manifestation of the persistent threat from drones being used for nefarious purposes. According to the BBC, on 14th September, a spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks of two oil processing facilities in Byiquaq, Saudi Arabia, causing the oil production to be significantly reduced. According to Middle East Eye the drones were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told Middle East Eye.
This then brings also breaches of Iraqi and Kuwaiti airspace into the story which underlines the fact that traditional Air Defence systems are not effective to detect nor mitigate this threat from Low Slow and Small drones. The intelligence is gathering hour by hour, but the fact still remains that the attacks hit critical infrastructure and caused rampage. Luckily, there is no reports of loss of lives.
On a daily basis drones are being used for malicious purposes worldwide like smuggling contraband into prisons, obstructing air traffic at airports or directly attacking critical infrastructure as seen in this case with Aramco.
“At MyDefence we have made significant technology investments in years past to become the market leader in the development of RF technology where data from sensors, jammers and radars are used to detect and defeat malicious drones. Our partners and customers recognize that RF-based systems are crucial to protecting against unwanted drones. We will continue to invest our time and energy to help mitigate this threat now and in the future.”, says Dan Hermansen, CEO at MyDefence Communciation.
As an OEM vendor of Hardware and C2 (Command & Control) specializing in the development of RF & Radar technologies, we remain committed to collaborating with industry partners to meet the complex demands of the security landscape.
In our EU-based Horizon 2020 project called KNOX, we have worked with multiple large-scale installations of protecting against malicious drones in prisons, stadiums, police assets and airports. Our solutions suite covers both mobile usage and fixed installations all integrated into the same infrastructure sharing data between multiple sites, vehicles and ground personnel. The equipment is proven in the field and ready for immediate deployment.
MyDefence is an entrepreneurial enterprise rooted in the experience of former military officers. We leverage a deep understanding of military operations and robust insight into advanced radio technologies, with expertise of highly skilled RF engineers.
We nourish a disruptive technology culture within our corporation, with a strong desire to develop revolutionary, solid and superior technology, which protects infantry soldiers, from Improvised Explosive Devises (IED) or drones carrying explosives.
By listening to our customers, and combining lessons learned with our technology and research, we have made revolutionizing steps towards robust wireless signaling in mission critical environments. The knowledge gained and shared, makes our products truly cutting edge. At MyDefence we realize the terms “Interoperability” and “Mission Critical” are lifesavers. Around these notions, we work our projects and products in order to accommodate the military needs for flexibility and operability.