The BLACKTALON Counter-Drone System provides detection, location, identification, tracking and RF inhibition of drones.

  • Multi-sensor detection and tracking (active and passive)
  • Long range, directional multi-band RF inhibition defeat
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Automated operations
  • Fully integrated solution

Product Description

BLACKTALON Model 982 incorporates Radar and RF sensors for drone detection, identification, location and tracking; an electro-optical sensor for drone verification and video tracking; and a multi-channel RF inhibitor for drone defeat. BLACKTALON is the result of a technology partnership between TCI International and Enterprise Control Systems (both of SPX Technologies), working together with a number of valued partners with more than 135 years combined experience. This experience in the RF, EO, C2, and Counter-Drone domains for military applications ensures high performance, reliability and availability of the BLACKTALON Counter-Drone solution. 

The BLACKTALON capability is delivered using only fully proven TRL9 systems, proven in combat operations through multiple deployments in hostile territories and the harshest environments. 

Technical Specifications

Frequency Range
20 MHz to 8 GHz

Detection Range
10 km (nominal, environment and RCS-dependent)

DF Accuracy
2° to 5° (typical) – depending on DF antenna and environment

Azimuth Coverage (Radar)

Elevation (EO Sensor)
-50° to +60°

Max Speed
60° per second

Four integrated 15 dBiC nom. circular polarized high gain One integrated 17 dBi nom. high gain log periodic

Deployment Options
Fixed, mobile, transportable, man portable

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