Phil Pitsky: Dedrone Eyes Counter-UAS Tech Updates in Gov’t Market Push

Phil Pitsky
Phil Pitsky

Dedrone is considering updating a counter-unmanned aerial system technology as the company aims to establish a presence in the defense and civilian markets, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday.

San Francisco-based Dedrone bought intellectual property and assets related to the DroneDefender platform from Battelle in October, two years after the two companies formed a partnership to develop systems to help protect military assets from unauthorized drones.

The 15-pound rifle uses sensors and GPS features to remotely disrupt drone signals and protect critical assets continuously for two hours.

Phil Pitsky, vice president of federal business development at Dedrone, told the publication in an interview the company plans to update the system's detection and threat mitigation features.

He cited the firm's work with the U.S. Air Force and contract with the Department of Defense's innovation unit to deploy anti-drone platforms.

“It's really our forte now moving more heavily into the government and DoD space,“ Pitsky added.

The report said the Social Security Administration and the State Department are also eyeing Dedrone's technology offerings.

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