Mitre has selected platforms from Van Cleve & Associates and Open Works Engineering as winners of the nonprofit organization’s Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge.
The two winners were selected out of the eight finalists for the C-UAS competition that seeks new systems designed to detect and interdict small drones that pose security or safety risks, Mitre said Thursday.
Van Cleve & Associates’ DroneRanger won $80,000 in total prizes for best end-to-end system and best detection tool, while Open Works Engineering’s SkyWall 100 won $20,000 in the interdiction system category.
Mitre announced the winners after it conducted a nine-day live flight tests that kicked off Aug. 10 at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.
Other finalists include:
- DeDrone for the DroneTracker system
- Department 13 International for the Mesmer platform
- Lockheed Martin for the Icarus system
- MyDefense Communications for the Knox platform
- Radio Hill Technologies for the Dronebuster system
- TrustComs for the DroneBlocker tool