General Dynamics Mission Systems partners with Dedrone

By Marjorie Censer / September 3, 2020 at 11:09 AM

General Dynamics Mission Systems said today it has entered into partnership with counter-drone company Dedrone and made an equity investment into the company.

Under the partnership, GDMS becomes a value-added reseller for Dedrone’s counter-unmanned aerial system capabilities. The initial term of the deal is two years; it will then renew automatically if mutually agreed.

GDMS described its investment in the company as “significant,” but would not reveal the precise figure. Chris Brady, president of GDMS, is now a newly appointed member of Dedrone’s advisory board.

“General Dynamics will exclusively supply Dedrone’s counter-drone technology to their global defense, civil government, intelligence, and critical infrastructure customers,” the company said.

GDMS said the two companies first met at the annual Association of the United States Army conference in 2019.

Last year, Dedrone announced it had acquired the counter-drone system known as DroneDefender from Battelle.

General Dynamics Mission Systems said Dedrone has hundreds of customers already, including the U.S. military, airports and utilities, among other organizations.