• June 20, 2019
  • By tecniqode

Martek CUAS are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Italian yacht supplier and refitter Global Yachting / GY Marine who will now be representing Martek CUAS and their ground-breaking M.A.D.S anti-drone system in the Italian market.

In light of the increasing threat of drones invading privacy through video surveillance, photography and covert listening, as well as the more sinister threat of airbourne attack, Martek Anti-Drone Systems have developed M.A.D.S™, a Marine Anti-Drone System. M.A.D.S™ is a modular system which detects and identifies drones within a 5km range, providing GPS positioning of both drone and pilot together with the drone’s speed and heading. Configurable and escalating stage alarms in real time allow the threat level to be assessed in good time to decide on appropriate defence actions. Once a real drone threat has been established, the system enables a 500m electronic ‘exclusion zone’ to be created around the yacht. Should the drone approach this exclusion zone, its’ control/video signal will be blocked, initiating its’ fail-safe mode forcing it to land or return to its’ operator.

Global Yachting / GY Marine are a well-established agency within the European boat building industry. With three identities in one; the maritime agency, the yacht supplier and the refit and repairs division, Global Yachting / GY Marine are perfectly situated to work with Martek CUAS to place the M.A.D.S product within the Italian market.

“We are very pleased to start our cooperation with Erik van Wilsum and Martek CUAS. We think M.A.D.S is a perfect fit for our business and clientele and we are very much looking forward to installing our first unit as soon as possible.” Gianluca Bardi, Global Yachting / GY Marine.

“We are very excited to team up with Global Yachting / GY Marine, they are located in the heart of the Italian super-yacht region and they have a huge network crew and boat builders.” Erik Van Wilsum, Martek CUAS

The past few years have seen a massive uptick in the number of consumer-grade unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with 22 million expected worldwide by 2020. The result of this uptick, of course, has been drones appearing in unwanted airspaces, say above ports, marinas, anchorage or popular waterways.

M.A.D.S. automatically detects, identifies and tracks all drone(s) within its range, and it offers user-configurable and escalating alarms. It constantly scans two frequencies and detects protocols and frequency hopping.

The system also has a ‘defeat’ capability so if a real drone threat is established, the system enables a 500m electronic ‘exclusion zone’ to be created around the facility. Should the drone approach this exclusion zone, its’ control/video signal will be blocked, initiating its’ fail-safe mode forcing it to land or return to its’ operator.

ENDS 
For further information Please contact Erik van Wilsum at Martek CUAS on +31 (6) 10301065 email erik.vanwilsum@martekcuas.com 

About M.A.D.S 
Marine Anti Drone Systems is a 2018 METS Trade DAME Award nominee. The product has been developed by Martek CUAS, which has over 20 years of experience in the marine industry. 

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M.A.D.S Radome

Erik. Van Wilsum of Martek CUAS with Gianluca Bardi and Emmanuelle Lipi of Global Yachting / GY Marine.