Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall partnered with Dedrone to detect unmanned aircraft






Arlington, VA, USA

Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) is a Joint Base of the United States military located around Arlington, Virginia, and includes Fort Myer, Fort McNair, and Henderson Hall.

→ Challenge

According to an interview conducted with the Washington Post, adversaries seek ways to “inflict the greatest harm on the United States at the lowest cost.” A drone attack is one these threats, according to Col. Duggan. An unauthorized drone over a military base may be innocuous, or even worse, be deployed to conduct a "specific surgical strike or just to paralyze or cause fear.”

→ Solution

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall partnered with Dedrone to detect unmanned aircraft on or near parts of two of the base’s installations: Fort McNair in Washington and Fort Myer in Arlington. According to news reports, JBM-HH Base Commander Col. Patrick Duggan worked with Dedrone to quantify the drone threat with data. A 56-day drone-detection assessment was completed by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall using DedroneSensors, revealing 95 instances of previously undetectable unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activity in the installation's immediate vicinity.

→ Result

According to the final summary results, DedroneSensors detected 52 UAS activity instances within the sensor's range during the 26 days of data collection at Fort McNair. A 30-day collection period at Fort Myer yielded 43 drone detections.

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Drones are an existential national problem, long overdue for a solution. It's only a matter of time before drones will be used to carry chemicals, explosives, small arms or kamikaze into a facility, person or throng of crowds on a military base.

Col. Patrick M. Duggan

Col. Patrick M. Duggan

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