Dedrone, a San Francisco, California-based provider of counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) technology, acquired DroneDefender from Battelle.
This purchase includes all assets and intellectual property associated with DroneDefender.
With this acquisition, Dedrone has launched a new consultancy, Dedrone Defense, specializing in services and solutions for U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, and providing an solution that detects and classifies airspace activity, protects assets from drone threats, and defeats adversary drones.
Founded in 2014 and led by Joerg Lamprecht, CEO and co-founder, Dedrone provides an Unmanned Aircraft System which collects and aggregates drone activity data through sensors, and that data is then automatically analyzed by DroneTracker software. DroneTracker recognizes and classifies radio frequency (RF), WiFi, and non-WiFi sUAS, transmits data to command and control centers, and can be programmed to automatically trigger alerts and countermeasures when a sUAS threat is confirmed.
DroneDefender uses radio control frequency disruption and is a lightweight, point-and-shoot system with a demonstrated range of 400 meters. DroneDefender and all operations associated with the technology will be led from the company’s Washington, D.C.-area office, under the new entity, Dedrone Defense. All current customers of DroneDefender will have access to acquire Dedrone’s drone detection software and hardware solution to complete their counter-sUAS programs.
Dedrone was backed by investors including Felicis Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems and founder of JC2 Ventures.