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Flexforce Dronebuster

Hand-Held Counter-UAS / Anti-Drone Solution

United States | 2016

"The inherent versatility of the Dronebuster anti-drone solution allows it to be featured as a hand-held weapon or fixed for perimeter defense."

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"Dronebuster" is an anti-drone / anti-Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) solution developed by Flex Force of the United States and is currently marketed as the only handheld, electronic attack-defeat solution that has been approved by the United States Department of Defense. This unique "counter-weapon" sports such critical in-the-field tactical qualities as compactness, light weight, and cost-effectiveness. Beyond this, the system is detailed as easy-to-use, requiring an operator commitment of just five minutes to cover basic functionality. To date, the design has been proven through operations spanning the globe - from the North America and South America, throughout Africa, the Middle East and across the Pacific - at both military and law enforcement levels.

The inherent flexibility of the system allows it to be operated by infantry at the squad-level through its hand-held pistol grip arrangement and relatively compact footprint. It can also double as a fixed, perimeter defense jammer unit engaging enemy drones when entering friendly airspace - useful in protection of key installations, critical infrastructure, on-the-move convoys and the like. Integrated systems give the operator considerable advantages against an inbound aerial threat including basic frequency jamming, communications type determination, and satellite navigation jamming.

As a man-portable, Line-of-Site (LoS) anti-drone solution, Dronebuster measures just 21 inches in length with a width of 6.5 inches and a height of 11 inches. Weight is 4.1 lb. The system operates through an NSN Mil-Spec battery powerpack and can run for up to three hours of continuous jamming or up to 10 hours in RF-detection mode. Endurance can be enhanced through use of a DC power connection for uninterrupted service. The housing can also be equipped with optional Picatinny rails along its top and bottom faces for additional tactical flexibility.

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November 2016 - Radio Hull has launched the Dronebuster Block 3 variant.

April 2017 - The United States Army has selected the Dronebuster for its anti-drone requirement.

June 2017 - The United States Air Force has purchased 100 Dronebuster units for its security forces.

August 2017 - Radio Hill has delivered its 100th Dronebuster counter-UAS system.

January 2019 - Flex Force Enterprises LLC and Radio Hill Technologies merged to become Flex Force Enterprises, Incorporated.

June 2021 - U.S. Marines have taken delivery of Dronebuster units.

The physical qualities of the Flexforce Dronebuster. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
279 mm
10.98 in
O/A Length
279 mm
10.98 in
Barrel Length
4.10 lb
1.86 kg
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
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Integrated Optics Set Over Frame.
Notable series variants as part of the Flexforce Dronebuster Hand-Held Counter-UAS / Anti-Drone Solution family line.
Dronebuster - Base Series Name.
Dronebuster Block 3 - Increased engagement range.
Dronebuster 3B
Dronebuster SNA
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Flexforce Dronebuster. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Flexforce Enterprises, Incorporated (Radio Hill Technologies) - USA
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Image of the Flexforce Dronebuster
Image from official Flexforce marketing materials.

Design Qualities
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