Counter drone solutions are increasingly critical to government customers, as government agencies around the world work to protect the airspace over sensitive spaces and critical infrastructure. As the market for counter drone solutions heats up, CA-based Dedrone, a market leader in airspace security, has scored an equity investment and reseller partnership with General Dynamics Mission Systems, a division of General Dynamics selling to government customers.
As part of the agreement,” General Dynamics Mission Systems becomes a value-added reseller for Dedrone’s counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capabilities and has made a significant equity investment in Dedrone. General Dynamics will exclusively supply Dedrone’s counter-drone technology to their global defense, civil government, intelligence, and critical infrastructure customers,” says a Dedrone press release.
“The intrusion of private and restricted airspace by unmanned aerial systems is one of the fastest-growing threats facing our customers, and Dedrone’s counter UAS technology platform is the market-leading solution to defeat those threats,” said Chris Brady, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems and a newly appointed member of Dedrone’s advisory board. “We’re excited to partner with Dedrone to provide counter-drone capabilities to our global customer base.”
The deal is a win for Dedrone, a major player in the highly competitive counter drone technology market. Taking a multi-faceted approach to detect and down unauthorized drone traffic, the Dedrone system has been implemented across the globe. “The Dedrone C-UAS technology portfolio combines machine-learning software with best-in-class hardware sensors, electronic attack methods such as smart jamming, and defeat weapons to provide early warning, classification of, and mitigation against drone threats,” says the press release. “Dedrone’s capabilities are used by hundreds of customers globally, including the U.S. military, allied and coalition forces, correctional facilities, airports, utilities, and corporations, as well as other public and private organizations.” As the exclusive provider of counter drone systems for General Dynamics Mission Systems, that customer base could grow quickly.
“Dedrone is thrilled to be partnering with General Dynamics Mission Systems, a leader in building smarter mission-critical products and systems,” shares Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone. “With General Dynamics, Dedrone’s technology will reach a broad, global customer base, opening opportunities to provide mission-critical airspace security systems to customers both in the U.S. federal and defense sectors, as well as their global critical enterprise security customers.”