‘Soft Kill’ or ‘Hard Kill’: New Israeli Drone-Fighting Device Can Do Both


Anti-drone technology is now very popular with arms manufacturers worldwide. General Robotics – an Israeli firm, just presented its latest “drone killing” technology at the Eurosatory-2018 fair in Paris.

Pitbull AD is powerful “drone killing” machine. Its manufacturer — the Israeli General Robotics claims that Pitbull AD is capable of jamming drones with its “soft kill” option at a distance of about one kilometer or completely destroying unmanned aerial vehicles at the push of a button. The system’s “hard kill” option can work with various machine guns using the popular 7.62 and 5.56-millimeter ammunition.

The turret can be installed on just about any vehicle — from ATVs and SUVs to boats and aircraft.

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Kenes Rakishev — a Kazakh investor and the founder of Singulariteam Fund invested two million dollars into General Robotics, where he currently owns 30% of shares in the company.

Rakishev says that the Pitbull AR project, which was supported by his organization, could be the answer to the growing global drone threat:

“This product made by General Robotics — the company that our fund supports, makes it possible to intercept drones mid-flight, helping to secure borders.”

General Robotics has almost a 10-year history of research and production of robotic equipment for counter-terrorism units. The company presented…

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