DroneRANGER wins MITRE Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Challenge


DroneRANGER wins MITRE Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Challenge on September 8, Marines Corps Base Quantico




 SCG's counter-drone system DroneRANGER won the Countering Drone Challenge, in the categories Best Detection and Determination System as well as Best End-to-End System.

VanCleve & Associates, the SCG's US-representative was awarded the prize money of USD 80'000.


Despite that drones were flown by autopilot (GPS) and a GPS jamming interdiction due to US FCC rules, DroneRANGER reached the best over-all performance.


Among the initial 42 applicants and competing finalists was the prestigious American defense company Lockheed Martin.


Challenge details:


State-of-the-art Technologies



Detection, tracking and neutralisation of unmanned vehicles / drones.
The radar system detects micro-drones up to ranges of 2 km. The jamming system inhibits any remote control frequency used by drones as well as the GSNS (Global Satellite Navigation System) used by drones to fly by autopilot.


  • Protection of critical infrastructures such as government buildings, nuclear power plants etc.
  • Protection of air traffic at airports.
  • Protection against weapon, drugs and mobile phone smuggling into open space areas of prisons.
  • Border protection against smuggling.


Radar detection, Radio Frequency / GSNS signal inhibition.

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