G7-summit in Elmau: Protection against Micro-Drones
ESG and its partners Diehl Defence and Robin Radar Systems make a valuable contribution to the security of the G7 summit.
Fürstenfeldbruck, 27.07. 2015
Together with its partners Diehl Defence and ROBIN Radar Systems, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH ensured effective protection against the unauthorized use of micro-drones and thus against an omnipresent security risk during the G7 summit in Elmau.
Micro-drones – as such a large number have been sold and can be deployed by anyone – pose a serious security risk, not just for public events, but also for safety-sensitive infrastructure and facilities such as nuclear power plants, large industrial plants, Bundeswehr properties or prisons. A particular risk is the unauthorised use of such drones for purposes of espionage or provocation, as well as their use for criminal and terrorist purposes.
Under ESG´s leadership the industry partners Diehl Defence and ROBIN Radar Systems have been working intensively since early 2015 on a joint solution as a defence against threats due to the unauthorised use of commercial micro-drones. The solution focuses on electronic detection, verification and countermeasures as well as appropriate means of command & control.
Following a demonstration of the joint solution this spring to a broad audience of representatives of the security forces and the German Bundeswehr, the system has now been successfully deployed to protect the G7 summit. ESG´s command & control system “TARANIS” was also used in Elmau.
For fifty years, ESG has been one of Germany's leading companies for the development, integration and operation of complex, frequently security-relevant, electronic and IT systems. More than 1600 employees around the world provide logistics, system development, training and consultancy services for military, government and industry customers. Independent process and technology consultancy is one of ESG's key areas of expertise. By enabling technology transfer between markets, we make the decisive contribution to the added value of our customers.