Drone Defence Services has established a research and development division based in an airport environment in the UK.
The move sees Drone Defence install its latest drone detection system, AeroSentry, at Retford (Gamston) Airport.
The company has said that being able to establish a base in a key sector was seen as critical to the continued growth plans of the business.
It is hoped the move will allows Drone Defence to consult, research, develop, and test enhancements and new product development in context.
AeroSentry provides 24/7 overwatch of the airport and surrounding areas and notifies the Tower of drone activity so they can take appropriate action.
Drone Defence detailed how it expects Retford (Gamston) Airport to provide an excellent environment to support the continued development of the research and testing capabilities like its AeroSnare, AeroBeam and AeroEye.
Drone Defence CEO, Richard Gill, commented: “Drone Defence has witnessed a growing demand world-wide for its services, especially since major incidents such as Gatwick. So moving to an airport was the next evolutionary step for the business to support product development in our key markets, and allow us to better demonstrate our products in context to our customers.”
He added: “The acceleration in development of, and access to, drone technology has set the challenge for companies like ourselves to support the adoption of drones for legitimate and positive purposes. Despite legislation, those who wish to invade privacy, cause disruption, or engage in potentially harmful activity using drones, continue to do so. At Drone Defence we embrace this challenge every day because we believe there is a better way where organisations can take steps to protect themselves.”