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Popular Science Names Battelle’s DroneDefender the 'Best of What’s New' for 2017

Posted on Oct 18, 2017

Counter-UAS device named year’s best new technology for security

Columbus, OHIO (Oct. 18, 2017)—As the problem of rogue drones grew more widespread in 2017, the attempts to thwart them scrambled to keep up with the threat.

One product, the Battelle DroneDefender C-UAS, was recognized today as leading the pack of new security technologies.

Popular Science
bestowed its Best of What’s New for 2017 in the security category to the DroneDefender. 

The device is a safe, effective and proven way to defeat intrusive or threatening Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also referred to as drones. Several hundred units of DroneDefender have been sold to the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security to defend airspace against drones without compromising safety or risking collateral damage.

It is a handheld, man-portable, UAS defeat solution which disrupts both the command and control link between the UAS and pilot, and the GPS link of small, commercial-grade UAS.

“The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that shape the future,” said Joe Brown, Editor in Chief of Popular Science. “From life-saving technology to incredible space engineering to gadgets that are just breathtakingly cool, this is the best of what’s new.”

Developers of the technology, Alex Morrow and Dan Stamm, said, “As longtime fans of Popular Science, we are thrilled to be included in this exclusive list. It’s an honor.”
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  

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or at or contact T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or at

The DroneDefender device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. The DroneDefender device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained. Only authorized members of the federal government can operate the device within the United States. Units have been sold, and are available to be sold, internationally subject to federal government approval.

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