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December 10, 2020

Belgrade Airport deploys security scanners and counter drone system

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport in Serbia has deployed nine security scanners and a counter drone system from Rohde & Schwarz for air traffic security.

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport in Serbia has deployed nine security scanners and a counter drone system from Rohde & Schwarz for air traffic security.

According to the airport, drone incidents in the vicinity of airports have increased exponentially over the past few years. Therefore, keeping the site safe from unauthorised unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has become a priority.

Commercially available drones pose severe risks to aircraft and their sightings have even caused flight suspensions.

In order to prevent such situations, the airport procured and put into operation an R&S ARDRONIS counter drone system from Rohde & Schwarz.

R&S ARDRONIS can detect drones even before they take off.

It can classify the device type and notify when a drone’s remote control (RC) has been switched on.

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The sensor system can also capture the uplink for tracking down the drone pilot while their aerial device is still on the ground, thereby enabling security personnel to find the drone pilot and / or initiate electronic countermeasures.

In addition, the uplink signal can also be disrupted, causing the drone to switch to failsafe mode.

Depending on the kind and number of drones, a smart follower jamming mode or a smart wideband sweep jamming mode can be used to defuse the threat.

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport security director Zoran Skoko said: “Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is well equipped to combat unauthorized drone activity thanks to our new drone detection and countering solution from Rohde & Schwarz. We are confident that we are taking sufficient precautions and can prevent drones from disrupting our air traffic.”

The airport has also put nine R&S QPS200 quick personnel security scanners into operation.

These fully automated scanners use safe millimeterwave radio frequency technology to quickly and accurately screen passengers for concealed threats.

The technology has been approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and is in use at some of the world’s busiest airports.

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