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Queensland Olympic Security

Rohde & Schwarz showcases R&S ARDRONIS Counter-UAS capability to Australian customer in cue with Queensland’s intended bid for the 2032 Olympic Games.

Sydney/Munich, 17 December, 2019 — Security measures will be paramount if Queensland, is successful in its bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games The Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz (Australia), Gareth Evans, has reminded the Queensland Government of the importance of developing a complete security package for its bid.

“Counter-drone capabilities and cyber security are crucial parts of the security plan for any major event, particularly one that is broadcast live, worldwide,” he said. “Rohde & Schwarz will be demonstrating its counter-drone capabilities to Australian customers over the next six months and the Palaszczuk Government is more than welcome to participate in those trials.”

Early warning of drone activity is the key to countering threats, and R&S ARDRONIS can detect activity even before these unmanned aerial systems (UAS) take off.

“Rohde & Schwarz is acutely aware of the dangers posed by unauthorised drone activity,” Mr Evans continued. “The disruption at Gatwick Airport in the UK has highlighted the emerging threat not only to lives, but also to economic activities and critical infrastructure.”

Australian customers will be offered the R&S ARDRONIS-D model of the automatic radio-controlled drone identification solution, which locates the drone operator and the drone. This R&S ARDRONIS package reports when a remote control has been switched on and classifies the device type. The sensor system captures the uplink, so it can track drone pilots while their aerial devices are still on the ground.

R&S ARDONIS was first used live at the 2015 G7 summit in Elmau, Germany. Since then the system has proven itself worldwide, many times over during state visits and political summits.

For more information on R&S ARDRONIS, please visit https://youtu.be/913-aQG9-Xc


Press contacts:

Europe (headquarters): Dennis-P. Merklinghaus (phone: +49 89 4129 15671; email: press@rohde-schwarz.com)

Australia: Nigel Catchlove (phone: +61 448 445 992; email: nigel.catchlove@rohde-schwarz.com)


Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2019, Rohde & Schwarz had 12,100 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.14 billion in the 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.

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