Eurosatory 2018

Gunning for the drone [ES18D5]

15 June 2018

Australia-based counter-drone technology provider DroneShield (Hall 6, Stand K517) has just announced a major order for its DroneGun Tactical by the MoD of a “major Middle East country allied with Western governments”.

Given that the drone mitigation industry is only a few years old, this is a significant achievement on the part of the company. DroneShield said the $3.2 million deal for 70 units is arguably the largest of its kind in the industry to date anywhere. The company expects follow-on orders, thus cementing its leadership in the industry.

DroneShield secured the order through Zariba Security, an Ottawa-based distributor founded by British and Canadian “security and intelligence professionals”.

Drone detection and drone mitigation remain embryonic industries that have developed very recently on the back of a growing use of drones, often by extremists with nefarious aims in mind.

While this order is still subject to approval by US regulators, DroneShield expects it to go through. As the company’s chief executive Oleg Vornic commented: “This is a game-changer for DroneShield.”

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