Satnews Daily
February 13th, 2018

Black Sage to Demonstrate Drone Defense by Creating a Fence of Drones

Black Sage will demonstrate drone defense on the State Capitol in Boise, Idaho at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, with the company’s state-of-the-art counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) technology.

A time-exposure photograph of Black Sage's UASX system performing nighttime UAS tracking with directional energy on target. Photo is courtesy of Black Sage.

During the simulation, Black Sage will create a virtual fence around the capitol, fly a swarm of drones directly into the protected area, and demonstrate the counter-UAS system to safely defeat the threat using a handheld or stationary disruptor.  Idaho Governor Butch Otter and the Idaho legislature will be present to witness the high-tech simulation. 

Black Sage Managing Partner Dave Romero noted that the layered approach Black Sage employs to detect, identify and defeat unauthorized drones is the most capable and flexible technique used anywhere. Using a combination of radio frequency detection, radars, thermal cameras and non-kinetic effectors, Black Sage protects the airspace and safely brings down incoming threats.

Black Sage Managing Partner Ross Lamm, Ph.D., added that small unmanned aircraft systems are a genuine threat and there are creative people out there who intend to cause harm. This team has worked with a sense of mission to develop the system now keeping the nation and allies safe