January 10, 2017
Anti-drone arms race accelerates
DroneShield has partnered with a government organisation headquartered in a U.S. Mid-Atlantic state.
U.S. military training area to be used for DroneGun tactical drone jammer and drone detection sensor demonstrations to government users.
Follows Iran announcing its own anti-drone jammer weapon.
Western militaries must maintain their edge in anti-drone arms race.
Sydney, Australia and Herndon, Virginia, USA, January 9, 2017. Earlier today, DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO), an Australian publicly-traded drone security company announced a partnership with a government organisation headquartered in a U.S. Mid-Atlantic state. Under the terms of the partnership, the government organisation will provide a U.S. military training facility for demonstrations of DroneShield’s DroneGun and detection sensor products to U.S. government organisations, and will facilitate such demonstrations, at no cost to DroneShield. In turn, the government organisation will trial DroneShield’s tactical drone jammer DroneGun product at that military training facility at no cost to the government organisation.
The partnership follows a December 2016 announcement by the Iranian military, whose interests are adversarial to those of the Western militaries, that it had developed a drone rifle designed to bring down drones. The Western governments are acutely aware of the urgent threat of drones and are in the early stages of adopting drone detection and counter-measure products, hence the recent roll out of DroneShield’s DroneGun.
With hostile militaries, like Iran’s, rolling out their own anti-drone technology, it is imperative that the Western militaries maintain their edge. DroneShield’s recent drone detection product sales include those to the national security agency of a friendly Asian country, and to the Turkish Prime Ministry (with Turkey having the second largest NATO military force).
DroneShield is the only company in the world with a readily-available and cost-effective suite of products that enable their users to both detect rogue drones and deploy countermeasures.
The products include:
Omni Sensor: 180 degree wide angle drone detection sensor with the effective range of up to 200m.
Long Range Sensor: far reaching drone detection with the effective range of up to 1km in a 30 degree cone.
DroneGun: tactical drone jammer providing effective countermeasures with an up to 2km effective range.
Onsite processor: drone detection in a tand-alone closed loop environment.
The DroneGun video is available here.
DroneShield is in discussions with a number of government and corporate users around the world, and is able to deploy its anti-drone solutions today, using its global network of over 30 distributors in approximately 50 countries.