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Trakka Systems Demonstrates TIPS-C Counter UAV System at Eglin Air Force Base

Trakka Systems announced a successful demonstration of the TIPS-C (Trakka Interceptor Package Solution) at Eglin Air Force Base. The TIPS-C is designed to serve better the ISR, inspection, UAS, and C-UAS marketplaces.

March 18, 2021

On February 24, 2021, an executive team from Trakka Systems and DroneShield met with multiple key decision-makers and members from Hanscom and Eglin AFB at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds to demonstrate the unmatched capabilities of the TIPS-C total package solution.

Mounted on a mobile platform, the TIPS-C provides a flexible, early detection, identification, and neutralizing counter UAS solution for the rapidly evolving UAS threat. Trakka’s partnered vendor, DroneShield, provided DroneSentry-C2TM software, which is designed to produce a common operating picture for drone detection and tracking within the local airspace. DroneSentry-C2TM ingested the data from several sensors, including the radar, radio frequency (RF), and TrakkaCam TC-300 to provide an intuitive visualization of the airspace and potential drone threats.

DroneShield’s DroneSentry-C2TM integrates Echoguard radar, TrakkaCam TC-300, and DroneOptIDTM AI-based computer vision engine to provide real-time drone detection and tracking with slew-to-cue camera for visual threat assessment and video evidence recording.

The backbone of the TIPS-C is the open architecture command and control center with TrakkaMaps TM-100 proprietary mapping solution that can incorporate any number of third-party complementary detection and neutralizing devices. The advanced software algorithms can detect, identify, and automatically track drones of any size while dismissing other moving objects (including birds) in detection zones. This feature all but eliminates the false positives that challenge other systems, thereby saving precious time in the heat of imminent threats.

Trakka Systems announced that the demonstration was, overall, an excellent success, and breakthrough capabilities of the TIPS-C provide an expert suite of low-risk, seamlessly integrated UAS detection and mapping solutions that are flexible, aware, reliable, and economical. The company also underlined that additional feedback from their partners and customers set the TIPS-C above any product they have seen: "The proposed TIPS-C total solution package for the UAS threat is currently unmatched. No OEM has been able to demonstrate an integrated system that detects UAS successfully, slews optical sensor onto target and tracks, then classifies the UAS. Setup time from covert to up and detecting was less than 10 minutes. For a mobile, multi-sensor system, that is unprecedented. The integrated capability allows operators to detect and protect while on the move and at the halt in a low-SWaP form factor. The autonomous nature of multi-sensor detection and fusion enables continuous tracking of the UAV with little to no cognitive burden on the analyst or operator. The breakthrough capabilities of the TIPS-C provide an expert suite of low-risk, seamlessly integrated UAS detection and mapping solutions that are flexible, aware, reliable, and economical."

About Trakka Systems

Trakka Systems is the only original equipment manufacturer to design a comprehensive vision-enhancement solution for all air, land, and maritime missions. The company's total system solution approach offers a customizable range of user-friendly equipment, such as high-intensity tactical searchlights, integrated mapping management software, and gyro-stabilized day/night cameras with terminal imaging, U.V. detection, and infrared capabilities. With their extensive engineering capabilities, AS9100D and FAA-PMA manufacturing facilities, and FAA/EASA 145 repair stations, Trakka Group delivers fast time-to-market solutions with superior customer support worldwide.

About DroneShield

DroneShield (ASX:DRO) is a world-leading provider of Counter-UAS, Electronic Warfare, RF sensing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Sensor Fusion, rapid prototyping, and MIL-SPEC manufacturing. DroneShield's solutions are used to protect the military, government, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, commercial institutions, and VIPs throughout the world. DroneShield offers customers tailored, mission-essential capabilities as well as off-the-shelf products designed for a variety of terrestrial, maritime, and airborne operations and platforms.