The 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team partnered for a counter-small unmanned aerial systems training event at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 11, 2020.
Small UAS are a concern for bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. As with any threat to the installation, the 379th ESFS is prepared to detect and defend with the c-UAS team.
For security forces, drone defense starts in the base defense operations center. The instant someone identifies a drone, either visually or through detection systems, first responders are tasked and deployed with “Dronebusters.” These devices can jam commercial drones by disrupting the signal between the UAS and the operator.