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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 will likely be introduced March seventh – ninth on the World Police Summit in Dubai.
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Ondas will combine Iron Drone’s counter-drone know-how inside its Ondas Autonomous Methods enterprise unit. Alongside its Optimus System™, Ondas provides a government-grade drone answer for safety and demanding infrastructure safety and monitoring.
This transaction supplies Ondas with a brand new income alternative because it enters the rising public security, homeland safety, and protection markets. Collectively, the businesses will provide prospects an built-in safety platform capable of intercept hostile drones in a variety of environments. The Iron Drone know-how will likely be out there as each a standalone know-how providing and an addition to the Optimus System™ City Drone Infrastructure.
“Iron Drone’s counter-drone know-how 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 mix of Airobotics with Iron Drone represents a brand new income alternative for Ondas in a market that’s seeing plenty of progress. Iron Drone’s experience and know-how will likely be complementary to the Optimus System drone, offering our rising listing of consumers within the public security and industrial sectors with the answer they’re in search of.”
“We’re transferring quick to deliver the Iron Drone answer to the homeland safety worldwide market,” stated Ondas Autonomous Methods President Meir Kliner. “We’ve got 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, attributable to its low collateral signature, it may be operated in areas the place the usage of jamming is prohibited, comparable to airports, populated areas, and demanding infrastructures. With Iron Drone, our prospects will have the ability to neutralize threats whereas using Optimus drones for monitoring, statement, and video surveillance.”
Just lately, terrorist and legal parts have been more and more using drones and different small UAS to assault and disrupt strategic amenities, 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 delegated pod, flying autonomously in direction of the targets primarily based on preliminary radar steering, 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 whole course of is fully-automated and doesn’t require a human pilot.
Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he obtained a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a workers author.
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