Dedrone has purchased DroneDefender from Battelle.
The transaction includes all assets and intellectual property associated with DroneDefender and in doing so, has launched a new consultancy called Dedrone Defense.
It will specialise in in services and solutions for U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, and aim to provide a proven, end-to-end solution that detects and classifies airspace activity, protects assets from drone threats, and defeats adversary drones.
Joerg Lamprecht, CEO and co-founder of Dedrone, said: “When it comes to creating an airspace security program, detection and defeat go hand-in-hand. DroneDefender is an exceptional technology which Dedrone is proud to incorporate into our counter-sUAS ecosystem.”
Adding: “In order to best serve our customers in the Department of Defense and in the U.S. federal space, Dedrone Defense is available to provide the essential tools to assess airspace activity, protect civilians and critical assets, and eliminate unauthorized sUAS-based threats.”
DroneDefender and all operations associated with the technology will be led from the company’s Washington, D.C.-area office, under the new entity, Dedrone Defense.
Batelle’s president and CEO, Lou Von Thaer, said: “Today’s announcement of this sale is a success story for both Battelle and Dedrone. The Drone Defender was an innovation developed by our researchers to meet an urgent need. We developed it and delivered it to our customers rapidly, where it was deployed in the field proving very effective in countering nefarious drone activity. We are proud to see it being integrated into Dedrone’s systems.”