Dedrone acquires DroneDefender

By Marjorie Censer / October 8, 2019 at 9:52 AM

Dedrone said today it has acquired DroneDefender from Battelle and launched a new consultancy called Dedrone Defense.

The purchase of DroneDefender, a counter-drone system developed by Battelle researchers, includes all assets and intellectual property, according to Dedrone.

Dedrone said its DroneTracker software analyzes the activity of small unmanned aircraft systems.

"DroneTracker recognizes and classifies radio frequency (RF), WiFi, and non-WiFi sUAS, transmits data to command and control centers, and can be programmed to automatically trigger alerts and countermeasures when a sUAS threat is confirmed," the company said. "DroneDefender uses radio control frequency disruption and is a lightweight, point-and-shoot system with a demonstrated range of 400 meters."

DroneDefender and its operations will be led from Dedrone's Washington, DC-area office.

"All current customers of DroneDefender will have access to acquire Dedrone's drone detection software and hardware solution to complete their counter-sUAS programs," Dedrone said, noting that DroneDefender is in use today by the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal organizations.