The catchphrase “Game of Drones” permeates the UAV media – FPV racing leagues, documentaries, and even bandied across the DRONELIFE places of work.
But the phrase “Game of Counter-drone” might quickly change into the New Phrase on the Block because the business takes flight throughout the UAV world and which means the foremost gamers are jockeying to self-crown themselves the king.
A current report famous that the quantity of counter-drone merchandise has risen from 10 available on the market in 2015 to greater than 230 produced by 155 producers by 2018.
Finnish-based Sensofusion says it’s making a play for the anti-drone crown, stating the corporate has doubled manufacturing capability to fulfill demand for its pioneer AIRFENCE answer.
The package deal routinely detects, locates, tracks and takes over rogue drones and now presents long-range jamming capabilities, improved directional geolocation and a extra rugged rig.
Last yr, AIRFENCE participated at NASA UTM’s TCL2 marketing campaign. The U.S. Marine Corps awarded a contract to Sensofusion, in partnership with the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental.
The firm made headlines earlier in 2017 when the FAA introduced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Sensofusion, Gryphon Sensors and Liteye Systems to deploy drone-sensor prototypes at key American airports.
“Based on our current customers, we have strong reason to believe Sensofusion has the largest network of active counter-UAS sites across the globe.” Sensofusion Vice President Kaveh Mahdavi mentioned in a press launch. “This is particularly interesting because not only does it demonstrate healthy growth, but we’re learning a lot in the process.”
Mahdavi added that the corporate garnered a report excessive income metric for 2018 and is forecasting a five-fold development in 2018.
The firm expects to broaden markets with city patrol perimeters to curtail undesirable drones particularly over crowded public occasions and VIP visits. Currently, Sensofusion deploys AIRFENCE at worldwide airports, army bases, high-profile authorities buildings and oil and gasoline amenities.
“Our vision continues to follow the path of scalability from the perspective of implementing technology as it is our core belief that increasing the number of systems to the field increases awareness and response time,” Sensofusion Founder and CEO Tuomas Rasila mentioned.
“Our latest AIRFENCE platform builds on advancements we’ve been making for the past few years and incorporates the lessons learned from key projects with the FAA, NASA, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the European Commission.”