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Innovative drone detection system aims to protect airports against illegal drones

LANCASTER - JUNE 27, 2018.

RNC Avionics, a Lancaster-based R&D business specialised in aviation security technologies, is pleased to announce that the Counter-UAV Protection System for Airports (CUPS) project has started. The CUPS project is a collaboration between RNC Avionics and 42 Solutions from The Netherlands, and it aims to develop a new, state-of-the-art counter UAV system by integrating RNC Avionics’ SkyPatriot UAV Detection System with the innovative air traffic management (ATM) platform from 42 Solutions. The CUPS project will produce a unique solution to increase airspace safety by detecting illegal drones and alerting airport security forces to initiate counter measures.

The CUPS project will run for 22 months, and it receives funding from the EUREKA Eurostars Secretariat through Innovate UK.

 “We are thrilled to be working with 42 Solutions on the exciting CUPS project and showcase our SkyPatriot technology for optical detection and identification of UAVs”, says owner and CEO of RNC Avionics, Prof. Garik Markarian. “RNC Avionics and 42 Solutions are passionate about developing innovative security solutions for airports. We feel that the combination of our technologies will produce an attractive and competitive product that addresses the key challenge facing airports regarding illegal drones.

Bert Brouwer, founding partner of 42 Solutions: “We are very excited to participate in the CUPS project with RNC Avionics. We believe this collaboration will lead to an innovative and very relevant product for the Airport and ATM market.

To learn more about the CUPS project or RNC Avionics, please contact project manager        Søren Udby on 01524 840450 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit



RNC AVIONICS strive to speed up the innovation process and to achieve world-class competence in the development of products and solutions for critical real-time safety and security missions. Our products’ portfolio and in-house competences demonstrate our capability to successfully transfer knowledge and technology from research into highly innovative products and, subsequently, into the market, covering the domains of information and communications technologies, electronics development, industrial design, and manufacturing.

We invest in research and development as a mechanism to bring new and potentially market disruptive products, as well as to reinforce the company’s intellectual property. We adopt the open innovation paradigm and work closely with an extensive network of recognised leading experts, including universities, research laboratories and international study groups.


42 Solutions is a software development company. It is their purpose to contribute to a safer and securer world of air traffic and transport. They do so by IT consultancy, software development, maintenance, and software support. Their solutions are used in civil and military air traffic management, defence, and security. In these sectors they serve amongst others all members of EUROCONTROL, German Air Force, LVNL, Royal Dutch Air Force and NATO.

For more information about 42 Solutions, please contact Bert Brouwer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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