The modular drone defence system from ESG and its technology partners – GUARDION – complemented NATO Exercise in Lithuania.
On 14 May, ESG demonstrated leading NATO and Lithuanian representatives, including numerous Chiefs of NAVY, its modular drone defence system GUARDION during the NATO exercise “HPEX 19” (Harbour Protection Exercise). HPEX19 is part of the two-week historic ordonance disposal operation “Open Spirit 2019” in which Lithuanin Navy supported by NATO Center of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (NATO COE CSW), German Navy Sea Battalion and DEU Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons, Maritime Technology and Research team WDT 71 units practise the protection of the Klaipeda harbour cruise and naval ships terminal.
ESG´s experts for the safe protection against drone threats demonstrated the safe detection and tracking of a sea-launched drone, as well as the potential use of appropriate counter-measures in a demanding scenario in a port environment.
GUARDION impressed the high-level participants of the demonstration with its exceptional performance as a modular, scalable, and highest security requirement in complex scenarios.
The GUARDION anti-drone solution developed by ESG and its co-operation partners Rohde & Schwarz and Diehl Defence is based on the tried-and-tested system used to secure the celebrations on the Day of German Unity in Berlin 2018 or different major political events such as the G20 summit in Hamburg in 2017, US President Obama's state visit in June 2016 and the G7 summit in Elmau in 2015.
At GUARDION, ESG is responsible for the selection, integration and networking of powerful sensors, the optimised situation overview using the TARANIS® command & control system developed by ESG and the connection to existing IT networks and infrastructure. GUARDION provides scalable solutions for secure detection and defence against drones in stationary, mobile or deployable configurations, adapted to the individual requirements of customers and situations.
More information: www.guardion.eu
For five decades, ESG has been one of the leading German companies in the development, integration and operation of complex, safety-related electronic and IT systems and currently has sales of over EUR 300 million. Some 2,000 employees of the ESG Group in Germany and internationally working within the three brands ESG DEFENCE + PUBLIC SECURITY, CYOSS and ESG MOBILITY deliver products and services in logistics, systems development, training and consultation to a range of customers that includes supervisory authorities as well as defence and industry organisations. Independent process and technology consultancy is one of ESG's key areas of expertise. By enabling technology transfer between markets, we make a decisive contribution to the added value of our customers.
Ulrich-Joachim Müller, Corporate Communications
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