Dedrone has acquired the rights to a counter-small unmanned aerial system from Battelle and established a consultancy business unit to offer sUAS detection and mitigation support to the Department of Defense.
The San Francisco-based anti-drone technology makerÂ said Tuesday it purchased DroneDefender intellectual property and assets to support the creation of Dedrone Defense, whichÂ is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and aims to help the DoD and other government agencies secure critical assetsÂ from drone threats.
Both companiesÂ unveiled a partnership in August 2017Â to explore approaches of integrating UAS and counter-drone systemsÂ to help protect military infrastructure. Dedrone completed a demonstration of DroneDefender during a U.S. Special Operations Command and SOFWERX-hosted event last year.
Joerg Lamprecht, co-founder and CEO of Dedrone, said the company is proud to integrate DroneDefender into its counter-sUAS portfolio focused on airspace analysis, asset protection and sUAS elimination.
Lou Von Thaer, president and CEO of Battelle and aÂ 2019 Wash100 awardee,Â said the nonprofit developed DroneDefenderÂ âto meet an urgent needâ and is proud to see its integration into Dedroneâs technology portfolio.
The system usesÂ sensors to collectÂ data from wifi, non-wifi and radio frequency-based sUAS before transmitting information to command-and-control systems. Its point-and-shoot mechanismÂ has a potential rangeÂ of 0.24 miles.