Counter-Drone

Pierce Aerospace’s flight portal ID successfully demonstrated in US Army experiment

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Pierce Aerospace has participated in the first C-UAS engagement that confirmed positive ID of UAS with a Remote ID system. The company’s Flight Portal ID (FPID), compliant with the ASTM F38 Workgroup “UAS Remote ID and Tracking” standard, delivered Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) information to Counter-UAS (C-UAS) operators. This resulted in the successful execution of an engagement against “hostile” UAS at the US Army Futures Command Maneuver and Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX). The demonstration involved Northrop Grumman’s Sophisticated Counter Unmanned Systems Weapon Radio Frequency (SCUWR) C-UAS system of systems, consisting of a Liteye's Anti-UAV Defeat System “AUDS” and SCUWR's
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WhiteFox partners with BlueForce and EXO Tactik for drone security trial launch

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WhiteFox is partnering with BlueForce and EXO Tactik to launch a year-long drone security trial at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. The company explained how a drone security trial of this magnitude is unprecedented, with previous drone security trials been conducted at airports, but none at an airport this large, and never for a year-long duration.  The systems will gather invaluable information throughout the trial, relaying it back to the airport and the companies involved. The systems will be vigorously tested by the strains of an international airport, as well as the significant environmental stresses of a punishing Canadian winter. Luke
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Citadel Defense used by US Government for counter-drone solutions at live events

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Citadel Defense has worked with three undisclosed U.S. Government agencies for six months to deploy counter drone technology that meets regulatory, safety, and critical infrastructure protection requirements.  Throughout the pilot program, Citadel's Titan technology has been successfully operated in real-world missions for CUAS protection at live events throughout the continental United States. The Titan counter drone solution uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to protect critical infrastructure, live events, and high value assets from nefarious or careless drone use. Commenting, CEO of Citadel Defense, said: “Our team has been impressed with the multi-agency collaboration that will safely integrate counter drone
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Fortem selected by NATO for terrorism defence program using counter-UAV tech

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Fortem Technologies has been selected by NATO to demonstrate its SkyDome Network defense platform for work to combat terrorism. Fortem was identified for the program for its drone detection, classification and ThreatAware platform, and for its autonomous drone interceptor, DroneHunter. The program, titled “Comparative Analysis of Lethal, Low Collateral Damage Effectors Against Low, Small and Slow UAV,” seeks to evaluate mitigation solutions for the emerging threat of small, dangerous UAV and is focused on the engagement part of the kill chain. Timothy Bean, Fortem’s CEO, said: “We are thrilled to be selected by NATO to further showcase the power and
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Dedrone expands reach with Securityhunter partnership

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Dedrone has partnered with Securityhunter to provide US government agencies access to Dedrone technology through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule. All US government agencies who purchase through GSA can now streamline their acquisition and deployment of the world's leading counter-sUAS platform. Dedrone and Securityhunter will provide essential tools for government agencies to assess their airspace activity, protect assets, and eliminate unauthorized sUAS-based threats. The Dedrone counter-drone technology platform includes a combination of software and hardware which detects, classifies, and mitigates sUAS threats.   Phil Pitsky, VP of US Federal Operations at Dedrone, said: “Small drones are an
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Lockheed Martin completes successful counter-drone operation

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Lockheed Martin has demonstrated its laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The ATHENA system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed wing and rotary drones. The Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) operated in a fully-netted engagement environment with a government command and control (C2) system and radar sensor. The radar track was provided to airmen who operated ATHENA via cues from the C2, then ATHENA's beam director slewed, acquired, tracked and defeated the drone with a high-energy laser. Validating this type of full kill-chain performance has been a
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