Medusa | Cerbair’s “mythological” anti-drone solution
Defence Redefined
Published on 02/04/2022 at 18:00

The Medusa system is a counter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) solution made by French specialist Cerbair. 

Cerbair – which names its systems after mythical monsters of Greek Mythology – offers the Medusa in 2 versions: the Medusa 100 and the Medusa 200.

The Medusa system operates by emitting electromagnetic jamming against the drone’s communication channels (which also feature GNSS technology) and interrupts its communication with the control station. This results in the activation of the drone’s emergency procedures with the most common end being its on-site landing and neutralization.

Medusa 100 © Cerbair

The Medusa 100 features a 360-degree range (in azimuth) and operates in a wide range of radio frequencies (2.4, 5.8 GHz, and L with the ability to extend to 433, 868, and 915 MHz. Its average neutralization range is set at a 2:1 ratio.

In addition, it can be integrated into Hydra radar detection system (Cerbair’s core sensor technology) and wirelessly perform the so-called “Smart Interference”: either block all or a number of communication channels, so as to cause a specific reaction of the drone i.e force it to return back to its base or block the video recording capability.

Integration into Hydra © Cerbair

The Medusa 200 operates in the 2.4, 5.8 GHz, and L1 radio frequency bands with the capability of extending to 433, 868, and 915 MHz and L2 band. 

Medusa 200 © Cerbair

Its neutralization range is set at a 10:1 ratio. This is obviously larger than the Medusa 100’s as it has a power of up to 50W compared to the 15W of the Medusa 100. In terms of its integration into the Hydra system, it features the same capabilities as the Medusa 100.

Also read: MILIPOL 2021 | CERBAIR “Chimera” – The drones’ nightmare




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