Airobotics Acquires Iron Drone Belongings, Launches New Counter-Drone System at World Police Summit
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by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian M. Crosby
Ondas Holdings introduced at this time that its subsidiary Airobotics has accomplished the acquisition of the property of autonomous counter-drone programs specialist Iron Drone, whose new system might be introduced March seventh – ninth on the World Police Summit in Dubai.
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Ondas will combine Iron Drone’s counter-drone expertise inside its Ondas Autonomous Programs enterprise unit. Alongside its Optimus System™, Ondas presents a government-grade drone answer for safety and demanding infrastructure safety and monitoring.
This transaction gives Ondas with a brand new income alternative because it enters the rising public security, homeland safety, and protection markets. Collectively, the businesses will supply prospects an built-in safety platform capable of intercept hostile drones in a variety of environments. The Iron Drone expertise might be obtainable as each a standalone expertise providing and an addition to the Optimus System™ City Drone Infrastructure.
“Iron Drone’s counter-drone expertise is an ideal match for Ondas’ portfolio as it’s a mission-critical system that may be put in to guard delicate property,” stated Ondas Chairman and CEO Eric Brock. “The mixture of Airobotics with Iron Drone represents a brand new income alternative for Ondas in a market that’s seeing lots of development. Iron Drone’s experience and expertise might be complementary to the Optimus System drone, offering our rising record of consumers within the public security and industrial sectors with the answer they’re in search of.”
“We’re shifting quick to carry the Iron Drone answer to the homeland safety worldwide market,” stated Ondas Autonomous Programs President Meir Kliner. “We now have already been approached by numerous potential prospects who’re in search of a dependable, non-weaponized counter-drone answer. The distinctive built-in AI-based Iron Drone answer depends on bodily elimination of the goal drone. This makes it efficient towards pre-programmed hostile drones and UAVs which don’t depend on operators radio-link. Furthermore, on account of its low collateral signature, it may be operated in areas the place the usage of jamming is prohibited, resembling airports, populated areas, and demanding infrastructures. With Iron Drone, our prospects will be capable to neutralize threats whereas using Optimus drones for monitoring, commentary, and video surveillance.”
Just lately, terrorist and prison components have been more and more using drones and different small UAS to assault and disrupt strategic services, main occasions and metropolis facilities. Designed to defend property towards hostile drones and UAVs, the Iron Drone system is a fully-automated intercepting system able to eliminating small drones with out the usage of GPS or RF jamming. The interceptor drone is launched from a chosen pod, flying autonomously in the direction of the targets primarily based on preliminary radar steerage, then locking on to them utilizing superior AI imaginative and prescient. The drone pursues the goal to incapacitate and seize it with a internet and a parachute, safely decreasing it to the bottom. The complete course of is fully-automated and doesn’t require a human pilot.
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