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ESG wins contract from Volkswagen AG for drone detection

ESG is the first company to receive a contract from the German industry for a mobile drone detection system GUARDION.

15.01. 2018

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH was commissioned by Volkswagen AG to deliver a mobile drone detection system based on a VW Crafter for use within the group. This first civil contract in Germany was won against competition and includes the delivery of a comprehensive, vehicle-based drone detection system against the unauthorized use of drones.
"This commission proves again our customers’ trust in the holistic approach of our solutions and the cross-disciplinary, customer-oriented service and consulting competence of the ESG beyond our technical expertise," said Christoph Weber, Head of ESG DEFENCE + PUBLIC SECURITY.

GUARDION, the Counter-UAS solution of ESG and and its cooperation partners is based on the mission-proven system used to secure major political events such as the G7 summit in Elmau in 2015, the state visit of President Obama in June 2016 and the G20 summit in Hamburg in 2017. The ESG portfolio includes the selection and integration of high-performance sensors, the optimized operational picture and situation awareness via ESG’s Command & Control system TARANIS® and the connection to existing IT networks and infrastructure. As a result, GUARDION offers scalable solutions adapted to the individual requirements of customers and scenarios for detecting and countering drones in stationary, mobile or deployable configuration.
The focus of the GUARDION brand is on the national and international premium segment, and it offers tailor-made solutions for the protection against the threats of unauthorized drone flight in the areas of industry and military, for law enforcement and major events, as well as airports, infrastructure and state-owned properties. The next extensive assignments are nearing completion.

For further information and to get an impression of the ESG Counter-UAS vehicle and operational demonstrator, please visit us at the

  • Perimeter Protection from January 16 to 18, 2018 in Nuremberg,
  • GPEC  from February 20-22, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main,
  • U.T.Sec  from March 7 to 8, 2018 in Nuremberg and the
  • ILA from April 25 to 29, 2018 in Berlin.


About ESG
For fifty years, ESG has been one of Germany’s leading companies for the development, integration and operation of complex, 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.

GUARDION is a cooperation of ESG, Rohde & Schwarz and Diehl Defence, benefiting from their proven expertise in the fields of radar, radio detection and electro-magnetic countermeasures as well as sophisticated Command & Control Systems.

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