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Nocturne Drones Announces Cooperation with Dedrone and Expands Its Portfolio in Drone Defense Systems

Nocturne Drones, one of the world’s leading providers of drone shows, is presenting a new special unit for drone defense – Nocturne Drone Defense Systems – in cooperation with San Francisco-based Dedrone. A business unit of the German company Technology Arts, Nocturne Drones specializes in unique drone shows for customers such as E.ON, Xbox and the state of Saxony-Anhalt on the Day of German Unity. Nocturne Drones recently broke a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive formations of drones. The company chose Dedrone to expand its portfolio and protect shows around the world from unauthorized drones.

Dedrone Delivers First Multi-Layered Mobile AI-Powered Drone Detection Unit

Dedrone announced the launch of its first portable detection unit, DedroneRapidResponse. Dedrone detects, identifies, locates and analyzes nearly 300 drone types. The new solution offers Dedrone’s AI-powered technology in a mobile platform attached to a tower, anywhere from 30-50’ high, that can be easily towed and maneuvered on a trailer using an SUV or truck. DedroneRapidResponse, available for use around the world, provides critical capability to ensure public safety at large events including sports, parades, concerts, large gatherings, crime scenes, police activity and more.

Antaira Managed Switches Bring Advanced Connectivity to Airport’s Anti-Drone System

Antaira Technologies recently partnered with a Utah-based airspace security and defense company to help implement a digital 3D protective shield to counter illegal entry by drones into a restricted airfield. Because connectivity was critical to the system’s responsiveness, Antaira LMX-1202G-SFP-T Gigabit-managed Ethernet switches were deployed inside multiple tall pillars surrounding the protected airspace. The switches link together dozens of IP video surveillance cameras, computers, and drone detection radar systems to the airport’s central control station.

XTEND Raises $20m Series A to scale production and delivery of life saving Drone Operating System

XTEND announced it has raised $20m in equity financing as part of its Series A fundraising round. This round was led by Chartered Group with participation of early investors including: lool ventures, I3 Equity Partners, TPY Ventures, TAU Ventures, Surround Ventures, Homeward Ventures, NFX and Top Ventures. The funding will enable XTEND to accommodate aggressive demand, accelerate its market traction with existing and new customers and expedite the development of its new generation Drone Operating System for autonomy and multi-drone applications in the defense and commercial spaces.

Pope Francis Mass Interrupted by Rogue Drone: Deterred by D-Fend Solutions in Slovakia

D-Fend Solutions announced that its flagship product, EnforceAir, helped safeguard Pope Francis, 90 bishops, 500 priests and an estimated crowd of 60,000 worshippers during Holy Mass in Slovakia. The Ministry of Interior of Slovakia cooperated with D-Fend Solutions to protect the Pope, his retinue and attendees from the threat of rogue drones throughout multiple events in Slovakia from September 12-15, 2021, culminating in an open-air Mass in Šaštín, a town that is home to the National Marian Shrine.

Fortem DroneHunter Successfully Takes Down Target Drone at Norway’s Avinor Oslo Airport in Landmark Test Event

Fortem Technologies proved to an audience of over 140 agencies last week that their DroneHunter, the world’s premier AI-enabled interceptor drone, could safely remove a threatening drone from a complex airport environment. The recent test event at Oslo Airport in Norway was spearheaded by Interpol, Avinor, the police, and UAS Norway to demonstrate counter drone capabilities.

DHS S&T Tests Innovative Air Domain Awareness Technology

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is evaluating cutting-edge air domain awareness technologies to support DHS’s mission to protect the airspace along our northern border with Canada. Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Defense, and the Federal Aviation Administration to develop requirements and testing criteria, S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory led a test team that also included the Montana National Guard, Northern Plains UAS Test Site, and MITRE.

Fortem Technologies Conducts Counter Drone Test For Department Of Defense Customer

Fortem Technologies announced successful performance in detecting small UAS before a team of U.S. Government evaluators based on an Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate requirement in May 2021. The event focused on testing various counter UAS systems including the Fortem SkyDome system, TrueView radar and DroneHunter. The Defense Innovation Unit created a test environment to determine how well various counter drone systems would perform in urban environments that make it difficult to detect potential threat UAS.

Safely Handling Drones – S&T Has an App for That!

Keeping Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel safe on the job is a crucial part of the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) mission. Nearly every day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents come across drones that may have been used to facilitate the movement of illicit drugs or people across the southern border.

Dedrone Protects Preakness 146 from Drone Threats

Dedrone announces the successful implementation of Dedrone’s counter-drone technology at Preakness 146. Dedrone worked with the security team from 1/ST and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, in the weeks leading up to the event for a pre-event threat assessment. On multiple occasions before race day, unauthorized drone pilots were detected and located with Dedrone enabling security teams to respond to potential threats in real-time.

Qognify Integrates Drones with Ocularis VMS

Qognify has announced that it is enabling Southern Illinois University (SIU) to stream drone footage in real-time, securely, and with low latency. Integrating drones with its existing Ocularis video management system (VMS), also from Qognify, delivers additional operational, safety and security benefits including active shooter tests, evidence sharing, monitoring, maintenance and mapping.

Dedrone Most Trusted Airspace Security Solution Worldwide

Dedrone is the most trusted global counter drone company, surpassing 1,000 sensors sold, and continues to rapidly expand the global Dedrone footprint exceeding 250% revenue growth year-over-year. Dedrone detects, identifies, and locates nearly 250 different drone types and can provide mitigation when authorized for use. Dedrone’s extensive drone library leverages a machine-learning and Al validation process to deliver maximum detection of varied drone types and manufacturers, with minimal false positives.

Evaluating Border Security Technologies in North Dakota

The terrain along our northern border with Canada is vast and unique, and features a diverse array of geographical landscapes including the grasslands, prairies, and lowland plains of North Dakota and the mountains and badlands of Montana. Safeguarding and securing the northern border against threats and illegal activities, such as human trafficking and smuggling of illicit drugs, presents unique challenges because of its various distinct landscapes and multiple points of entry into the country.

Parrot Launches Bug Bounty in Partnership with YesWeHack

Parrot is launching its Bug Bounty program with YesWeHack. Through this partnership, Parrot benefits from YesWeHack’s vast community of cybersecurity researchers to identify potential vulnerabilities in its drones, mobile applications and WebServices. Cybersecurity is a priority for Parrot. Parrot provides its users with full transparency on the security of their data and has conducted numerous security audits on its products, both internally and by its customers.

Port of Antwerp Appoints Unifly as UTM Technology Partner, Becomes First Seaport to Manage its Airspace

In a move welcomed by those in the aviation industry, Port of Antwerp has become the first seaport to initiate unmanned air traffic management in a busy and complex port environment. In doing so, they are the first non-aviation authority to become a fully-fledged geozone manager. As geozone manager, the port will be responsible for managing ground risk related to above-the-ground activity, with respects to operational and working drones.

Security Specialists See Traditional Countermeasures as Inadequate, according to IDGA and D-Fend Survey

D-Fend Solutions and IDGA released survey results revealing that traditional counter-drone technologies, such as jamming-based and kinetic solutions, are viewed as inadequate. The counter-small, unmanned aerial systems (C-sUAS) survey collected insights from security personnel worldwide who are involved in their organization’s C-sUAS operations. Participants hailed from special forces and military, national security and homeland security.

D-Fend Solutions Achieves Significant Growth as it Triples Installed Base of its Takeover-Based, Counter-Drone Solution

In response to increased awareness of rogue drone risks globally, D-Fend Solutions have distributed its flagship product, EnforceAir, to numerous new clients while expanding its presence at existing customer sites. D-Fend continued to grow its team globally and enlarged its North American operations, including the establishment of a direct presence in Canada. The company’s management team is now comprised of 13 executives.

D-Fend Solutions Expands Operations in North America to Meet Increasing Demand for its Counter-Drone Solutions

D-Fend Solutions announced the expansion of its North American headquarters in McLean, Virginia. This announcement follows D-Fend Solutions’ strategic focus on North America, its continued growth in the region during 2020 and the strong adoption of its flagship product, EnforceAir , by North American military and special forces, national and homeland security, law enforcement, airports, border patrol, VIP executive protection, and event and stadium organizations.

Independent Security Audit Confirms Privacy and Security Benefits of Parrot FreeFlight 6 App

Parrot announced the results of an independent data privacy and security audit of its FreeFlight 6 mobile application for the ANAFI series of drones. The extensive audit was conducted by Bishop Fox, one of the most recognized private offensive-security professional services companies, in order to scrutinize and objectivize potential security vulnerabilities and privacy issues in the FreeFlight 6 app. No user data is shared by the app unless the user explicitly chooses to share the information.

Parrot to Partner with AIRT’s Drones for Good and DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety UAS Programs

Parrot announce a new partnership with Florida-based Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading non-profit organization supporting Drones For Good and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fastest-growing program supporting the use of UAS by public safety and emergency services organizations across the U.S. and around the globe. Parrot will support the disaster response and humanitarian missions of AIRT.