Raytheon, Department 13 Form Drone Defense Tech Partnership; Bob Busey Comments

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Raytheon and Department 13 International have signed a teaming agreement to jointly develop and market technology platforms for defense customers to counter drone threats.

Both companies plan to initially explore business opportunities for D13’s MESMER counter-drone system designed to automatically stop, redirect or take control of drones that pose risks to infrastructure and personnel, D13 said Monday.

Bob Busey, program director for unmanned vehicle control systems at Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, said the partnership aims to help U.S. and allied forces defend against adversarial drones.

D13 CEO Jonathan Hunter said that Raytheon’s experience developing unmanned system situational awareness, mission management and command-and-control systems will contribute to MESMER development efforts.

Maryland-based D13 works to develops software and communications systems for potential networking, drone defense and mobile information technology security applications.

The company also currently supports multiple counter-UAS initiatives that seek to address commercial, military and civil security requirements.

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