DroneShield awarded with Base Defense contract by the U.S. Air Force

The DroneSentryTM systems to be deployed feature DroneShield’s passive RfOneTM radio-frequency direction finding sensors, with a world-leading range for detection of small UAS (sUAS) class drones, combined with the Company’s DroneCannonTM fixed-site electronic countermeasures systems.

DroneShield awarded with Base Defense contract by the U.S. Air Force
DroneShield awarded with Base Defense contract by the U.S. Air Force

DroneShield awarded with Base Defense contract by the U.S. Air Force

The United StatesAir Force has awarded DroneShield a contract to deploy multiple units of DroneShield’s DroneSentryTM. It is an integrated detect-and-defeat counter-drone (C-UAS) system, at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, protected by the 319th Security Forces Squadron of the USAF (the “319th SFS”).

The USAF has acquired an option to acquire additional systems following the initial deployment as a part of the contract.

The DroneSentryTM systems to be deployed feature DroneShield’s passive RfOneTM radio-frequency direction finding sensors, with a world-leading range for detection of small UAS (sUAS) class drones, combined with the company’s DroneCannonTM fixed-site electronic countermeasures systems.

DroneSentryTM utilizes DroneShieldCompleteTM, an intuitive and feature-rich user interface. It is utilized for alerting, tracking, and reporting drone activity within the coverage area.

The system will receive regular firmware updates, including the company’s upcoming leading-edge Artificial Intelligence-based firmware rollout. As of now, the rollout is planned for late 2020.

Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, commented that as their technology leverages AI software and drone tracking and defeat automation, it solves the 319th SFS problem statement with little to no impact on manning.

He believes that it is the reason behind DroneShield getting selected. This is DroneShield’s first U.S. Air Force deployment.

He also added that they are immensely proud that the U.S. Air Force chose to deploy DroneShield’s flagship, fixed-site detect-and-defeat system, incorporating their new RfOne MKIITM sensors.

The USAF has a substantial requirement for the protection of its bases, in the U.S. and forward deployments, and they look forward to continuing to support the service members and the expanded rollout of their solutions for their protection.

This effort for the USAF demonstrates DroneShield’s continued commitment to serve and support its users mission to protect personnel, strategic assets, and critical infrastructure from rogue drones and unauthorized airspace activity.