DroneShield signs MOU with Saudi telecoms provider

18 March 2019

DroneShield and Saudi Arabia's national telecommunications company Saudi Telecoms Company (STC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to the exploration of the potential for collaboration on counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) opportunities for government customers in the Middle East.

The agreement between the Australian anti-drone technology manufacturer and STC's Specialized division was announced on 17 March. The accord will utilise the Saudi company's expertise in country and the wider Middle East, which could be used to manage potential contracts that may develop for the anti-drone equipment.

There is a growing requirement for systems of this type in the Middle East, which the companies have recognised, jointly noting that there is a rise in the malicious use of UAVs in the region.

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