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Flexforce Dronebuster


Hand-Held Counter-UAS / Anti-Drone Solution [ 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.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/04/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

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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.©MilitaryFactory.com
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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.

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Specifications



Service Year
2016

Origin
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United States

Classification


Hand-Held Counter-UAS / Anti-Drone Solution


Flexforce Enterprises, Incorporated (Radio Hill Technologies) - USA
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Anti-Aircraft
Ability to engage low-flying aerial threats.
Special Forces
Qualities of this weapon have shown its value to Special Forces elements requiring a versatile, reliable solution for the rigors of special assignments.
Special Purpose
Special purpose weapon for a specially defined battlefield role.


COMPACT NATURE
Compact nature allows for relatively easy concealment.
MAN-PORTABLE
Despite its size / weight, the product can be transported by foot infantry.
SILENCED FUNCTION
Supports silenced / suppressed actions - by way of silencer, suppressor, or subsonic ammunition - for clandestine operations.
VEHICLE MOUNTING
Versatility is such that it can be mounted to vehicles as an anti-infantry / area suppression solution.
POWER REQUIREMENT
Requires external power supply to operate, therefore limiting tactical usefulness.
CUSTOMIZEABLE
Design allows for user adjustability of certain components for customization.
ADAPTABLE
Design offers mounting points for external, after-market hardware including laser aimers, flashlights, scopes, and grips.


Overall Length
279 mm
10.98 in
Barrel Length
279 mm
10.98 in
Empty Wgt
4.10 lb
1.86 kg
Sights


Integrated Optics Set Over Frame.


Action


Not Applicable.

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Caliber(s)*


Not Applicable.

Rounds / Feed


Not Applicable.
Cartridge relative size chart
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**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Dronebuster - Base Series Name.
Dronebuster Block 3 - Increased engagement range.
Dronebuster 3B
Dronebuster SNA


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