Counter-drone technology protects U.S. Army from unauthorized drone activity in all environments and missions
Dedrone, the market leader in airspace security, has participated as a member of U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) C5ISR Center Unique Mission Cell (UMC) Defense In-Depth Experiment (DiDEX), successfully demonstrating Dedrone technology initial integration into the U.S. Army’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) software. The Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) identified FAAD C2 as the Command & Control architecture for counter-small unmanned aerial systems (C-sUAS) within the Department of Defense (DoD). Dedrone successfully validated its ability to begin to fulfill this JCO requirement for interoperability with FAAD C2 at DiDEX by passing air track data to FAAD C2,enhancing the DoD’s capabilities with a proven integration of Dedrone’s complete small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) detection platform.
The CCDC C5ISR Center and UMC facilitates the integration of command, control, and communication systems for the U.S. Army, including C-sUAS solutions. At an invitation-only DiDEX testing event in November 2020, Dedrone participated at a field experiment and a member of the C-sUAS community of Practice to develop innovative airspace security solutions, test the integration of Dedrone technology into existing and emerging command and control systems, and advise on counter-drone response strategy to protect soldiers, civilians and critical infrastructure.
At the UMC event, Dedrone’s complete airspace security platform successfully completed initial steps to integrate into the U.S. Army’s FAAD C2, providing a complete view of force operation airspace sUAS activity, including early detection and warning of approaching sUAS. Dedrone airspace security technology accelerates and closes the counter-drone kill chain by fusing drone detection sensor data in an AI-based software. Dedrone’s open systems architecture integrates best of class radio frequency, radar, acoustic and optical sensors for complete airspace situational awareness, providing flexible, scalable options for U.S. Army users in all environments and all missions.
“As drone technology becomes more available and complex, there is a need to rapidly deliver effective counter-drone capabilities against multiple complex threats in an efficient, agile and holistic manner while mitigating risk and collateral damage,” shares Phil Pitsky, Vice President of Federal Operations at Dedrone. “Dedrone continues to commit to developing the best-in class airspace security platform for the U.S. Army, joint forces, and defense organizations around the world.”
In addition to working with CDCC, in September 2020, Dedrone announced a strategic partnership with General Dynamics Mission Systems, providing mission-critical airspace security systems to General Dynamics Mission Systems global defense, civil government, intelligence, and critical infrastructure customers.
Dedrone is the market leader in airspace security. Dedrone’s counter-drone system is trusted by critical infrastructure, government operations, military assets, correctional facilities, and enterprises to protect against unauthorized small drones. With flexibility to host in the cloud, or on premise, Dedrone’s SaaS technology combines machine-learning software with best-in-class sensors and effectors, to provide early warning, classification of, and mitigation against all drone threats. Dedrone systems are deployed by hundreds of customers globally. Established in 2014, Dedrone is headquartered in San Francisco, with operations in the Washington, D.C.-area, Columbus, Ohio, London and Germany. For more information about Dedrone and to reach our counter-drone subject matter experts, visit dedrone.com and follow @Dedrone on Twitter and LinkedIn.