Dedrone, a manufacturer of anti-drone solutions, announced its acquisition of Aerial Armor, a Phoenix-based provider of counter drone systems and integrator of drone-detection hardware.
The acquisition is said to enable Dedrone to deliver the best-in-class technology platform to meet airspace security needs of the future as demand for counter drone protections continues to increase in the United States and globally.
As part of the acquisition, Dedrone will honor all Aerial Armor customer contracts and retain all employees, including CEO Russ Haugan and CTO Matt Altman, the announcement stated. Customers of each company will continue with no changes to their solutions in the near term. Over time, Dedrone said it will leverage the best elements of both companies’ solutions, allowing customers to implement a multi-sensor fusion, cUAS (counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems) command and control (C2) platform into their security infrastructure.
“We have created a fantastic rapport with the team at Aerial Armor and are greatly impressed with their technology, expertise and the strong customer relationships they’ve built. As we come together under the Dedrone umbrella, we’re confident we will continue to find great synergies in our respective platforms and bring new innovations to market for our customers,” said Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone. “All of our customers around the world will reap the benefits of our more powerful C2 cUAS system, powered by inputs from a multitude of sensors including radio frequency (RF), radars and cameras in a single UI.”
Based in Sterling, Va., Dedrone works across 40 countries and customers include four of the G-7 nation governments; nine U.S. federal agencies; more than 75 critical infrastructure sites; 20+ airports; and 50 prisons worldwide. The company actively provides counter drone solutions for some of the most high-profile events around the world and works closely with more than 35 law enforcement agencies.