DroneShield Says Drone Security System Completes Evaluation at European Airport
DroneShield Ltd., says its DroneSentinel drone security system successfully completed a trial at a mid-tier European airport, adding that the evaluation is expected to help form requirements for a large European airports tender expected to be open for bids later this year. The company says it expects the project to be material. “We are now seeing airports, particularly in Europe, mobilizing their procurement selection processes towards wide rollouts of counter-drone systems,” says Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO. “Each individual airport deployment is worth up to a multi-million dollar contract, including upfront and ongoing subscription payments, depending on the airport size and protection requirements. This successful trial forms a critical part of those selection processes.” The trial was managed by Deutsche Telekom.
Numerica Introduces Management Platform for C-UAS
Numerica Corp. has introduced MIMIR, a software product that allows users to operate multiple sensors and defeat technologies for counter-drone operations through an integrated user interface, enabling a faster and more effective response to threats. “Pairing our data fusion and tracking technology with a focused visual interface allows our users to go beyond simply connecting to multiple devices to instead achieve a deep integration of sensors and defeat capabilities as the situation demands,” Nate Knight, vice president of Air and Missile Defense at Numerica, said in a statement. The company says it has been working for the past two years with Liteye Systems to leverage MIMIR to demonstrate the rapid integration of new sensors and defenses into Liteye’s Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) defense solutions to offer a layered counter-UAS capability. MIMIR has been integrated into all of Liteye’s commercial C-UAS offerings. Integrations have included high power microwave and 30mm airburst kinetic defeat systems, signal detection and classification sensors, and incorporation with external command and control such as the Army’s FAAD-C2.