Will Israel buy $ 50,000 worth of portable anti-drone vests?

The IDF and Israeli police are considering purchasing personal anti-drone systems at a cost of $ 50,000 each, Calcalist reported.

The vests were made by the Israeli startup SKYUP, part of the Avnon Group, and have already been sold to the US Army and NATO forces.

Enemy drones have become a growing threat and unlike in the past when they were only installed in vehicles, there is now a need for personal equipment for soldiers and police officers to protect them from the threat of drones. According to SKYLOCK, the portable systems, which weigh just 1.5 kilograms, can neutralize any drone within a kilometer.

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The vests are equipped with a drone detector and an drone jammer. Upon notification of a UAV in their vicinity, carriers can activate the anti-drone jammer.

The vest is intended for use in situations where traditional anti-drone products normally installed in buildings or vehicles are not suitable due to the need for a mobile protection system, e.g. B. at special units of the army or guards of the president.

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