Dedrone, a San Francisco-based start-up company, has purchased the DroneDefender counter-small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) technology developed by Battelle, an Ohio-based research organisation.
Under the deal, announced on 8 October, Dedrone will receive all of Battelle’s DroneDefender assets and intellectual property. Terms were not disclosed.
Dedrone said DroneDefender, a rifle-like device that uses radio-frequency jamming to disable small drones, complements its DroneTracker, which collects and assesses data from sUAS-tracking sensors. Dedrone will now be able to offer the two products together and pursue potential improvements, such as making DroneTracker’s sharing of information with DroneDefender operators more automated.
“Now with DroneDefender fully on board as a Dedrone product, we will explore synergies among our products to further advance the counter-sUAS capabilities we offer to the US federal government and warfighter,” Dedrone spokesperson Susan Friedberg said.
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