An evaluation committee made up of representatives of various ministries and infrastructure operators shortlisted CerbAir as a potential supplier of counter-drone solutions for major public and sports events such as the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. This program is mandated by the French General Secretariat of Defense and National Security (SGDSN) and was organized by the SAFE cluster in February 2019.
Echodyne announced that its VP of Product, William (Bill) Graves, Jr, will lead a session titled Countering Drones A Comprehensive Review at the APSA Public Safety Drone Expo 2019 on October 10th. The event is being held in Columbus, OH. APSA is a non-profit, educational organization that supports and encourages the use of aircraft in public safety. Public safety personnel are one of the largest groups of drone users in the United States, flying thousands of public missions.
Echodyne announces that it has received approval from the FCC for widespread deployment of its EchoGuard radar for radiolocation and radionavigation in the United States. The FCC equipment authorization allows the radar to be used throughout the United States for ground and airspace surveillance applications that detect and track potential security threats with high accuracy and for ground-based airspace management applications that ensure safe navigation of commercial drone missions.
Percepto launched the next generation of its AI-powered autonomous industrial Drone-in-a-Box (DIB). Available now, the solution includes a highly portable, smaller, lighter-weight and extreme weather resistant base station. Adding field-proven 5G compatibility, the new DIB also features seamless integration of 2D mapping and 3D modeling, highly customized reporting, comprehensive compliance and enhanced safety functions.
Fortem Technologies announced the launch of SkyDome v. 2.4, an AI-enabled, API friendly platform that allows approved drones to fly safely and rogue drones to be mitigated. A major addition to the SkyDome platform, ThreatAware™ is Fortem’s robust, AI analysis engine that assesses data from multiple sensors and sources in real-time, providing continuous threat levels for multiple objects in the environment. This powerful tool identifies site-specific patterns-of-life.
Echodyne announced today that they will be leading a session on perimeter security for energy facilities on June 12th at the Energy Drone + Robotics Summit, in Houston. The company will speak about the importance of integrating high-performance radars into existing video management systems for a single view of both air and ground domains within a comprehensive perimeter security system. The Energy Drone + Robotics Summit will take place at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.
Percepto announced that it will operate and broadcast live overseas autonomous drone missions from its stand (IF2146) at IFSEC International 2019 in London. The company will also launch the next generation of its industrial and enterprise grade drone-in-a-box system solution, including new software improvements and enhanced all-weather base station. This is the first time that Percepto has brought its autonomous drone solution to the UK and Europe’s leading security event.
Percepto announced that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous drones over SK Telecom’s 5G trial network. SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea, leading the world in the field of mobile telecommunications by commercializing its 5G network in December 2018. Dain SNT, Percepto’s representative in Korea, has been collaborating with SK Telecom to apply Percepto’s solutions to SK Telecom’s commercial 5G network.
Fortem Technologies and Unifly announced they will collaborate to develop a joint airspace safety and security solution for a drone-enabled society. This new end-to-end solution will allow UTM and U-space architectures to be used by public safety officers, military groups and other government agencies to secure airspace around critical infrastructure, airports, stadiums, public venues and more. Fortem Technologies and Unifly were both chosen to participate in the UAS Integration Pilot Program.
Percepto announced that it has launched its all-in-one aerial solution for autonomous security, safety and inspection missions in Australia, following the completion of a series of successful live mission demonstrations in Canberra. During the demonstration, Percepto conducted missions to highlight how its autonomous ‘Sparrow’ drones can deliver value across a diverse range of industrial and enterprise applications in sectors including mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, utilities, port and sea terminals.
World ATM Congress announced that they will collaborate to provide an integrated solution that allows for the safe operation of drones within geofences while also enforcing no-fly zones in cities, around airports and other critical infrastructure. Fortem SkyDome™, enabled by distributed Fortem TrueView™ radar, acts as the SDSP, a data service platform for drone applications. Fortem SkyDome collects and aggregates real-time airspace data.
Percepto revealed that it has participated in an operational experimentation program with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Science and Technology Directorate in collaboration with the U.S. Army. Percepto was invited to participate in the program to evaluate the ability of autonomous drones to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations and to confirm the presence of adversary assets.
As drones continue to penetrate more areas of society, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are finding new homes within the security industry. Research is currently being performed on improving security operations now and in the future. There are multiple ways civilian drones are being utilized for security operations around the world. While the legislation is starting to fall behind the speed of the technology, resulting in restrictions for the full potential of UAVs, there are changes occurring.
Fortem Technologies announced that it will demonstrate essential urban air mobility infrastructure to provide needed services, protect our privacy, and ensure our safety. The event will be held at the Utah State Capitol at Aerospace Day On The Hill. This fourth annual event, presented by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019.
Echodyne announced that it has received a commodity jurisdiction (CJ) determination from the US State Department for its EchoFlight radar. The CJ determination classifies the EchoFlight radar as a commercial product exportable under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) rather than the more restrictive International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that apply to military items.
DJI has been approved to offer Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services for professional drone pilots. After a rigorous test and validation of DJI’s technology capabilities, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday announced its approval of DJI as a UAS Service Supplier, allowing DJI to offer its customers near-real-time authorization to fly in controlled airspace near airports. As a UAS Service Supplier, DJI now has the ability to allow enterprise customers and other professional users to use their DJI accounts to seamlessly apply for LAANC approvals while planning their flights.
As a member of the North Dakota Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) team, Vigilant Aerospace Systems will provide airspace monitoring and situational awareness for the upcoming “flights-over-people” operations to occur on Saturday, Sept. 29th over one of the nation’s largest football tailgate parties, with the Federal Aviation Administration observing.
Leading Israeli automated drone startup Airobotics launched its North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they will run all North America, South America and Central America operations. Airobotics has created the only data-driven, fully automated solution enabling a new dimension of data collection and insights. The company is headquartered in Israel and has offices in Australia, as well as additional operations in Chile and New Caledonia. The Scottsdale office is intended to become the company’s global headquarters as Airobotics continues to scale.