Neuronet: Drones Won’t Pass

Rubric: Russia, Industry, Future

At the international exhibition of state security facilities Interpolitex-2019 in Moscow, Kaspersky Lab presented a prototype of modular system countering commercial drones. The system’s delivery to the first client is expected in 2020, the project designer Vladimir Kleshnin told Mil.Press Today.

The system includes the primary detection module equipped with laser scanner and various cams, and the rotary support with equipment to track the drone and suppress the operator’s control link.

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"The highest spot is its software", said Vladimir Kleshnin. "We taught the first version of our neuronet basing on the drone types currently most widespread on the commercial market, but now it can differ a drone from, say, a bird, even if it sees such drone for the first time. We’ve tested it on the range: we took off a customed drone, and the system easily identified it as a threat".

According to the expert of Kaspersky Lab, the project is designed to counter civil drones that are on sale everywhere. "Military drones is not our specialty though", added Vladimir Kleshnin.

He stressed that Kaspersky Lab in that project is responsible only for software, while hardware is supplied by partners/integrators. Moreover, he added, the software can be adapted for visual/sound/laser detection systems, that a potential customer already uses in its security system.
"In the future, we plan to implement the ‘friend-or-foe’ system to close airspace from unauthorized entry and allow own drones, for example, monitor or record", summed up Vladimir Kleshnin.
The XXIII International Exhibition INTERPOLITEX is held in October 22-25 at VDNH Expo Center in Moscow. The show is sponsored by Russian Ministry of Interior, Federal Security Service, and National Guard.