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Battelle’s DroneDefender™ Joins Forces with Dedrone

Posted on Aug 24, 2017

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Move would explore ways to create an end-to-end solution incorporating drone detection and classification with defeat technology

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug. 24, 2017)—Battelle’s DroneDefender™ defeats drones. Dedrone’s platform alerts to the presence of rogue and unauthorized drones in protected airspace. The two market-leading companies announced today they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will explore ways to create an end-to-end solution to provide complete airspace security for our country’s most sensitive infrastructure.

Battelle’s DroneDefender has piqued the interest of authorities around the world. The technology is restricted to use by federal authorities under a strict permitting process, but sales are taking off with more than 200 units sold to the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and international customers. Wide adoption around the world has resulted in DroneDefender becoming the most prolific Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) defeat solution.

DroneDefender is the first man-portable, accurate, and easy-to-use system to provide critical security protection. It is an inexpensive, lightweight point-and-shoot system with a demonstrated effectiveness.

“We are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with a proven detection capability and bring a more comprehensive solution to our customers while continuing to focus on our effective defeat products,” says Dan Stamm, manager of counter-UAS programs at Battelle.

The agreement with Dedrone is a non-binding, non-exclusive partnership to collaborate and explore technology synergies. Battelle remains in active discussions with potential customers and companies in the rapidly expanding Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) markets.

Dedrone is the leader in airspace security and developed a drone detection software platform that secures high-value airspace from drone threats. Their machine-learning software platform analyzes data from passive sensors to identify the characteristics of each drone, provide warning of their presence and map the flightpath. Dedrone’s proven platform is deployed around the world, protecting military, government, and commercial sites.

“The Department of Defense must prepare for a vast spectrum of airspace threats, including drones and other UAS,” said Joerg Lamprecht, CEO and co-founder of Dedrone. “With their best in class defeat technology, Battelle is an ideal partner to our detection program, and together we look forward to developing proactive solutions that protect military and government airspace.”

Headquartered in San Francisco, Dedrone also has offices in Germany, United Kingdom, and Washington D.C., which focuses on military installations and providing airspace security for U.S. defense programs. See Dedrone’s interface in action here.

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.

Media contacts

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or delaneyk@battelle.org or contact T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or masseytr@battelle.org.

For Dedrone, contact Susan Friedberg (415) 649-6229 or susan.friedberg@dedrone.com.

About Dedrone

Dedrone is the market and technology leader in airspace security. The Dedrone platform combines hardware sensors and machine-learning software, providing early warning, classification of, and mitigation against all drone threats. Based in San Francisco, Dedrone was founded in 2014 and is backed by investors including Felicis Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco Systems.

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