Fortem Technologies gets £11.4m in additional investment and launches SkyDome update


Fortem Technologies has launched SkyDome v. 2.4, an update to its AI-enabled, API friendly platform.

A major change is the addition of ThreatAware, Fortem’s AI analysis engine that assesses data from multiple sensors and sources in real-time, providing continuous threat levels for multiple objects in the environment.

Developers says it identifies site-specific patterns-of-life and empowers security personnel to have total situational awareness, threat alerts, and to make informed integrated response decisions.

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The solution can be networked to cover any area and can track hundreds of objects simultaneously without causing disruption to day-to-day operations.

As well as the new launch, Fortem has been able to continue with international growth due to an additional investment of $14.5 million from leading investors. Fortem is now deploying its flagship SkyDome products globally to mitigate drone threats and enable urban air mobility.

Timothy Bean, CEO at Fortem Technologies, commented: “In the last few months, drones have caused delays and airport-wide closures affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Recently, an unauthorized drone entered Fenway Park during a Red Sox game, causing a game-altering disruption. The drone was able to breach Fenway’s radio frequency (RF) geofence, breaking FAA regulations of the no-fly zone because it emitted no radio frequency.

Fortem SkyDome is the only solution that could detect this kind of breach, alerting authorities in advance and giving them the chance to stop the drone via a number of mitigation tactics.”

SkyDome v2.4’s API allows for third-party systems and sensors to be cued from its data outputs. The APIs also allow it to integrate data from other sensors and sources. 

Bean added: “These types of drone-related incidents have shown us that the need for a radar-based airspace detection and mitigation solution is dire. SkyDome v2.4 is the most accurate, all-encompassing and cost-effective airspace detection, mapping and security solution that exists on the market today because it can detect even the RF-silent drones that criminals routinely use.”

With the additional $14.5m, Fortem’s total funding to date is now over $35m.

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