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DroneDefender & Dedrone Defense: Additional Information and FAQ

We understand you may have a lot of questions surrounding the acquisition of the DroneDefender, as well as the launch of our consultancy, Dedrone Defense. We hope the following will answer some of those questions, but if you’d like to connect with a Dedrone team member, you can always reach us here

 

General Questions - Acquisition and Dedrone Defense

Why did Dedrone acquire Battelle’s DroneDefender? Dedrone has tested and worked with DroneDefender since August 2017. Since beginning our integrated testing program, Dedrone and DroneDefender have been successfully developed and integrated to support organizations to safely, efficiently and effectively defeat drones. In June 2018, Dedrone successfully demonstrated the capabilities of DroneTracker and DroneDefender at ThunderDrone, a U.S. Special Operations Command and SOFWERX rapid prototyping event, ranking first place out of 45 other counter-sUAS companies.

What is Dedrone’s role with Dedrone Defense? Dedrone Holdings (Dedrone Inc., and Dedrone GmbH) remains the parent company of Dedrone Defense and will continue to support our enterprise customers and partners who may not work directly with the U.S. federal government or associated agencies. 

What does Dedrone Defense do? Dedrone Defense is our consultancy for the U.S. federal market. Dedrone Defense provides the essential tools for all federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), to assess their airspace activity, understand the severity of sUAS threats, protect assets, and eliminate unauthorized sUAS-based threats.  

Who is a part of the Dedrone Defense team? Dedrone Defense will be led by our VP of U.S. Federal Operations, Phil Pitsky, and is located in Sterling, VA. The Dedrone Defense team is comprised of counter-sUAS solution providers and consultants whose combined career experience includes uniformed service in the U.S. armed forces, private organizations including Boeing and Cisco, as well as federal agencies such as the White House, Department of Defense, and Department of State. Our advisors include Lt. Gen Keith Walker (U.S.  Army, Ret.) and Hon. Heidi Shyu

Each counter-sUAS system must be able to integrate the best in class technologies for each individual installation, which requires an open-system software architecture. Our open API allows for each customer to customize their solution to meet their unique needs and environment, and Dedrone Defense provides the best in class options for each individual site and problem set. 

Dedrone Defense is the sole provider and manufacturer of DroneDefender, a non-kinetic radio frequency UAS countermeasure, which safeguards airspace without risking collateral damage. DroneDefender quickly disrupts the adversary's control of the UAS, neutralizing it so that no remote action, including detonation, can occur, minimizing UAS damage and risk to public safety. 

 

You can learn more about Dedrone Defense here: www.dedronedefense.com

Dedrone Partners 

What does the addition of Dedrone Defense and DroneDefender mean for my partnership? As a current Dedrone partner, there have been no changes or further action needed on your part to maintain your status as a partner. For partners who service the U.S. government, we will now be providing additional resources to support your specific customer base through Dedrone Defense. For all other partners, the Dedrone team will remain your point of contact to support global sales, as well as enterprise sales. 

I’m working on a project with a U.S government agency and I would like to involve Dedrone Defense solutions. If you are a Dedrone Partner, your Dedrone Sales Representative will be your point of contact, if you’re not a partner yet, please contact our team at www.dedronedefense.com

I want to become a Dedrone Defense Partner, what should I do? Please contact our team at www.dedronedefense.com 

Can I sell DroneDefender? DroneDefender is a jamming technology, and has limited authorizations for use.* Currently, our partners who work with the U.S. armed forces or U.S. federal agencies may be authorized to offer DroneDefender. Internationally, if you work with a military or directly with a government, we may be able to accommodate your purchase of DroneDefender on a case-by-case basis. If you currently meet this criteria, or you plan to start working with an armed forces or government, we will be able to provide specific support for you to work with customer base through the Dedrone Defense team. 

 

Where can I see or test DroneDefender? Currently, only partners and customers who meet specific criteria may be able to test out DroneDefender. These include:

  • U.S: Partners who work with U.S. armed forces, or other U.S. federal agencies 
  • Internationally/outside of U.S.:  Partners who work with non-U.S. armed forces or directly with a government

 

If you fit this criteria, and are interested in qualifying for a demo or testing DroneDefender, please reach out to us here.

 

About DroneDefender:

 

What is DroneDefender? DroneDefender is a non-kinetic, radio frequency sUAS countermeasure, which safeguards airspace without risking collateral damage. DroneDefender was created by Battelle, and Dedrone will now be the sole manufacturer and developer of DroneDefender. To learn more about DroneDefender visit: www.dedronedefense.com

 

Does DroneDefender integrate into the Dedrone solution? Dedrone and DroneDefender have successfully worked together, bringing together the best in detection and defeat technologies. Now with DroneDefender fully onboard as a Dedrone product, we will explore synergies among our products to further advance the c-sUAS capabilities we offer to the U.S. federal government and warfighter. 

 

I have a Dedrone system; can I now buy DroneDefender? DroneDefender is currently authorized for sale to specific U.S. federal agencies and armed forces. If you are interested in learning more about DroneDefender, we are happy to support your research on a case-by-case basis. 

 

Can I purchase DroneDefender as a standalone product? DroneDefender can be purchased as a standalone system to defeat unwanted sUAS. Current DroneDefender customers will now have access to the entire DroneTracker platform to create a complete, end-to-end, detect and defeat solution. 

 

DroneDefender is currently only authorized for use by specific U.S. government agencies and approved international governments.* 

 

DroneDefender is a jamming technology, and there are considerations for use which we can help assess on a case-by-case basis.  If you are a qualified customer or partner (U.S. federal government or armed forces), or would like to further information regarding terms of qualification to purchase or sell DroneDefender, please contact us here

 

*Note: This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission before it can be marketed to non-Federal users. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased in the United States, other than to the United States government and its agencies, until authorization is obtained. Under current law, the DroneDefender device may be used in the United States only by authorized employees of the Federal government and its agencies, and use by others may be illegal.  


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