Drone Defence has entered into a Teaming Agreement with MarineGuard Systems, UK marine security integrator headquartered in Southampton.
The agreement will see the two companies work together to meet requirements of MarineGuard’s customers for drone defence and security solutions in the region.
MarineGuard says it has already been working to address what it sees as the growing issue of drones invading privacy and compromising security in the superyacht industry and thinks the deal with Drone Defence will help expand its security offering.
Richard Webb, CEO of MarineGuard, discussed what it was that led to the team up and why he thinks it will be beneficial for both companies.
He said: “The proliferation of drone technology has upped the ante in terms of delivering a technical solution to the growing threat for superyacht owners and managers.”
He explained: “We carried out a review of the drone technology available, separated out fact from fiction and, following a demonstration, found Drone Defence to have real capability in this space and a wealth of knowledge about the technology. Equally important, especially for the marine sector, was their approach from the user perspective.”
In the UK it is currently illegal to fly within 50m of a superyacht or boat without permission.
Drone Defence’s countermeasure systems are based on similar Radio Frequency (RF) technology with fixed or mobile variants providing an effective ‘no drone zone’ around the yacht, which drones are unable to penetrate.
Richard Gill, CEO of Drone Defence, added: “We believe that drones will change the way we view, interact with, and move around our planet. As with all technology there are those that will exploit it for the wrong reasons.”
He concluded: “As a result, we’ve developed technology that secures yachts, buildings, vehicles and larger infrastructure from illegal drone incursions. It’s great to be announcing our relationship with MarineGuard, an organisation with a great reputation in the superyacht industry and they understand the importance of technological solutions in combating security threats.”
Last week, Richard Gill featured in an opinion piece on Commercial Drone Professional.
Read it in full here: