After R&D work on the Pitbull combat module, General Robotics has developed the Pitbull-3 Anti Drone system. The new system supports the overall architecture of the original weapon module, which is equipped with 7.62 or 5.56 mm machine guns. It is complemented by a non-lethal optoelectronic unit, which is installed on the right side of the module. The radar provides a detection range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of 5 km, and the jamming system, operating on five different frequency bands, is capable of disrupting the various data transmission channels used by the UAV for control, GPS and video download. The machine gun, using Point & Shoot technology, provides the ability to hard hit the drone up to 800 meters against hovering UAVs and 500 meters against maneuvering drones. The upgraded Pitbull-3 in this version has a weight of 75 kg and supports biaxial stabilization.
“As recent events in Saudi Arabia have shown, countering combat drones is becoming one of the most important security challenges in the modern world. Strengthening the non-lethal capabilities of the weapons produced by our company allows us to intercept drones during flight, ensuring the security of the perimeter, "said the investor General Robotics Kenes Rakishev .
Another system that General Robotics has added with non-lethal components is the unmanned vehicle Dogo Mark II version . The 11.5 kg robot with tracks and fins can climb stairs and obstacles and handle 40 ° tilt and 30 ° lateral tilt for two to five hours, depending on the mission profile. In line of sight, it can be controlled at a distance of up to 300 meters. Eight color video cameras, together with a GPS module and an inertial navigation module based on three accelerometers, allow the operator to maintain full situational awareness, enhanced by a two-way audio system. If in the past the main option was a 9mm pistol mounted on a remote platform, then in September 2019 General Robotics introduced the Dogo Mark II with fully integrated non-lethal systems, including a pepper spray module with a range of 6 meters, spraying a continuous stream of aerosol and UV light dye. ... The second non-lethal tool is blinding light.
“The idea is to deploy two of these robots, one with a pepper spray and one with a blinding machine, to give special forces a few seconds of advantage over their opponents. This will facilitate their task, "says Kenes Rakishev .
Such robots, according to the creators, will allow fighting attacks on strategically important objects, and will also increase the effectiveness of the fight against terrorists. At the same time, the company emphasizes that the new robots are designed to reduce casualties among the civilian population, while significantly more accurately hitting mechanical targets and neutralizing intruders thanks to new precision technologies.