ESG Guardion Solution Protects G20 Summit Against Threat of Unauthorized Drones

The ESG modular Counter-UAS System was once again trusted for enabling security for a large scale political event. The Federal Criminal Police office (Bundeskriminalamt/BKA) commissioned ESG (Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH) to ensure the reliable and effective protection of the G20 Summit held in Hamburg from 7 – 8 of July 2017 against the unauthorized use of drones with components of their modular Counter-UAS System, GUARDION.

In general, GUARDION combines customer specific, scalable solutions to the problem of detecting and defending against commercially available drones thus protecting the customer from the dangers emanating from their unauthorized use. The solution was developed by ESG, Rohde & Schwarz and Diehl Defence, each bringing their proven expertise in the fields of radar, radio detection and electro-magnetic countermeasures as well as sophisticated Command & Control Systems.

In addition to the products and solutions of the GUARDION cooperation partners which were approved in multiple missions, further high-performance sensors of renowned technology companies have been employed due to the specific security requirements in Hamburg – they have been successfully integrated, fused and coordinated with ESG’s state-of-the-art Command & Control system TARANIS.

ESG is one of Germany’s leading companies for the development, integration and operation of complex, security-relevant, electronic and IT systems.