Fortem Technologies Raises $5.5 fro Drone Air Defense System

Fortem Technologies, Inc. introduced the shut of a $5.5M funding spherical led by Signia Venture Partners and Data Collective (DCVC). Fortem Technologies, Inc., out of Provo, Utah, supplies superior radar methods and related software program methods for manned and unmanned plane in addition to its personal fashionable air protection system generally known as the Fortem DroneHunter.

The Fortem TrueView Radar mannequin DAA-R20 allows firms to make use of drones to offer secure and cost-effective bundle supply providers, giant infrastructure inspections, border patrols, and so forth. Also human pilots of normal aviation plane and helicopters can fly safely in a extra crowded airspace with TrueView Radar.

“Last year, Fortem successfully adapted a radar technology used in the US Department of Defense drone program over the last 6 years,” mentioned Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem, “The result is TrueView Radar for use in the commercial drone market; it’s a proven, complete and safe technology. The performance, size, cost, and power consumption of the TrueView Radar is unmatched in the industry.”

“Fortem’s innovative design – and the battle tested trade secrets created in the crucible of real world deployments — is here today to support a wide range of new commercial drone applications,” mentioned Ed Cluss, Partner at Signia Venture Partners and Fortem board member. “I’ve worked with Tim in the past and am very optimistic what he and the Fortem team will continue to accomplish under his leadership.”

The Fortem DroneHunter is an unmanned plane that makes use of the TrueView Radar, machine studying, specialised steering methods, and an open command & management system — all constructed by Fortem — to autonomously fly towards undesirable drones within the sky — and not using a human pilot on the bottom – and detect, observe, classify, monitor by way of video stream, examine, and safely seize the intruder drone at a secure distance from the protected space. Fortem’s DroneHunter is a counter-drone system that operates past line of sight (BLOS) utilizing radar to guard a fringe day and evening from undesirable air threats. Fortem DroneHunter is accessible for analysis.

“Fortem is delivering proven capabilities to US civilian security professionals and military leaders that were the stuff of science fiction just ten years ago”, mentioned Matt Ocko, DCVC’s Managing Partner and Fortem board member. “What attracted us was Fortem’s use of AI and novel signal processing algorithms to deliver similar capability to building-sized radars – and the beyond-line-of-sight coordination of entire fleets of drones – in the size of a couple of hard-back books, all consuming less power than a light bulb.”

Fortem Technologies is exhibiting the Fortem TrueView Radar and the brand new Fortem DroneHunter product throughout AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 in Dallas on May eight by May 11. You can go to them at Booth 2857.

Here is a promotional video courtesy of Fortem Technologies.


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