Dedrone, a market leader in airspace security, recently announced a partnership with G4S. G4S is an Allied Universal® company that serves Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. G4S will add the DedroneTracker, Dedrone’s command and control (C2) system, drone detection, drone tracking, and identification solution suite to its customers in more than 50 countries.

The State Police of Latvia is one of the first clients of G4S that will benefit from this new partnership with Dedrone. The Dedrone system will be used to establish a mobile drone detection system for large events in the city of Riga.

Māris Vitkovski, a representative of the State Police of Latvia with responsibilities for airspace awareness commented, “This detection equipment is a significant addition to the State Police of Latvia’s ability to effectively control the traffic of Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The first tests with Dedrone have proven that it’s of a high quality; it will undoubtedly improve our ability to strengthen Latvia’s internal national security.” Vitkovski continued, “These devices make it possible to determine the height, route and, most importantly, the location of a drone’s remote pilot, which is essential for detecting any potential law-breaking. We will use Dedrone to ensure public safety, including during public events, in order to prevent violations, including those that may threaten the safety of the public.

Jan Schween, VP of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Dedrone said about the new partnership, “Forming this partnership with one of the world’s leading security solutions providers is the logical next step for Dedrone as we continue to lead the cUAS market globally, and we are pleased to provide G4S customers with our full suite of products to ensure that the threat of drone incursion can be effectively and speedily countered.” Schween continued. “No matter the size of the site or the current security setup, we’re prepared to quickly integrate our best-in-class cUAS solution for effective airspace protection.”

Erik Deleersnyder, Regional Director Technology Solutions Development at G4S expressed his thoughts on the partnership, “This partnership with Dedrone enables us to add another layer in our risk-based assessment approach, to assess the customer specific threat level, in perimeter and airspace protection. Dedrone’s ability to easily integrate with third-party products also means that our customers can quickly incorporate counter-Uncrewed Aerial System (cUAS) capabilities into their existing security infrastructure.”

Dedrone Continues to Expand

Dedrone’s solutions can be found in 40 countries, including four of the G-7 nation governments; nine U.S. federal agencies; more than 75 critical infrastructure sites; over 20 airports; and 50 correctional institutes worldwide. Dedrone actively provides drone detection services for numerous high-profile events around the world and works closely with numerous law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Dedrone’s C2 cUAS platform, DedroneTracker, is built on an Open Systems Architecture (OSA) and allows for easy integration to any third-party inputs including sensors and cameras that may already be in place. DedroneTracker, through its DTI protocols and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) engine, continuously evaluates and prioritizes drone threats autonomously in the background, through interrogation of possible targets for operator attention. Dedrone also recently released DedroneDefender, which mitigates drones through precision Radio Frequency (RF) jamming (Dedrone).

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