Border patrol agents in Yuma, Arizona, seized massive amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine dropped by drones flown from Mexico to the U.S. during separate incidents in May 2020, according to news reports.
Unfortunately, this is far from a unique occurrence. Drones have also been used in various locations to spy on border patrol agents and other security personnel, and for cross-border attacks.
International border surveillance and protection requires an effective and proven counter-drone solution to detect, track and take over unauthorized drones. But protection is notoriously complex, in part because borders are usually long and can be delineated by mountains, shorelines, or densely populated urban areas. It is important to note that existing communication signals operating on the same frequency bands (Wi-Fi and point-to-point communications) could be compromised by counter-drone measures.
KEEP CONTROL ON PATROL
Unlike traditional anti-drone solutions on the market, our flagship product, EnforceAir, uses non-jamming and non-kinetic technologies. D-Fend Solutions’ offering keeps your borders and personnel secure by autonomously taking control over rogue drones and fending them off, or landing them safely in a designated zone.
Radars often have trouble differentiating between small drones and other flying objects, and they are complicated to operate. Optic solutions generate false alarms and the problem with many acoustic solutions is that drones are becoming increasingly quiet. for mitigation, jamming-based technology complicates the use of communications and kinetic solutions can cause collateral damage.
EnforceAir has been successfully deployed at high-level U.S. government agencies – including homeland security, military and federal law enforcement departments.
INNOVATIVE FEATURES & DEPLOYMENTS
D-Fend Solutions’ offering is specifically designed and customized to protect international borders from hostile drone incursions, regardless of terrain. EnforceAir combines multiple types of sensors to protect borders via detection, prevention and apprehension of rogue drones and their pilots at (or near)the border, by conducting surveillance from a safe position. Data extraction helps locate and identify the ground operator, for apprehension, or to prevent future intrusions.
Proposed solution deployments include:
Directional sensors for stationary protection of a border’s coverage areas
Vehicle omni-sensors to extend the coverage area and operational flexibility when responding to threats in real-time
Many of today’s border patrol forces utilize drones for patrolling and other functions. Drones can be tagged as “authorized” to fly near the border. This “friend or foe” capability is absent from radars and other traditional detection systems. Unlike jammer-based solutions, EnforceAir does not disrupt non-drone communications in the area.
D-Fend’s proven and trusted solution also provides border patrol authorities with preventive notifications while extracting crucial data – such as the drone take-off position and pilot remote control location. Relevant units are equipped with real-time information regarding at-risk outposts and emergency personnel can prepare accordingly.