Dedrone Small UAS to Remain Deployed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base

The Air Force Base elects to continue using Dedrone’s DroneTracker platform to provide airspace security above the United States’ combat-ready ICBM force.

SAN FRANCISCO — Dedrone, a leading provider of small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) detection and tracking technology, announces the continuation of a license agreement with F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

Located near Cheyenne, Wyo., F.E. Warren was selected to test the Dedrone platform in June 2018 as part of a Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) testing phase that included six Department of Defense (DoD) facilities, and has been continuously testing, evaluating and using the capability for more than a year.

F.E. Warren defends America with the world’s premier combat-ready Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) force. According to F.E. Warren, the Minuteman III missiles are deployed over a 9,600 square-mile area spanning Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado, and are on full alert 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Dedrone’s DroneTracker solution is a complete technology platform that collects and aggregates sUAS data and displays it in real-time. DroneTracker detects, classifies and tracks sUAS, and can be configured to automatically trigger alerts and countermeasures when a sUAS threat is confirmed, according to the company.

F.E. Warren’s solicitation notice justified the need to continue licensing the Dedrone solution, according to the announcement.

“Without this system, F.E. Warren AFB will not have a reliable sUAS detection capability for specific areas of interest.” The statement continues, “DroneTracker is the only system which provides passive RF detection and immediate alerts to the appropriate parties. Loss of this detection capability will adversely affect the installation’s ability to defeat possibly hostile sUAS.”

Modern security requires a layered approach that keeps pace with the evolution of drone technology, the company states.

“Unauthorized drone activity at military installation is a threat,” says Phil Pitsky, vice president of federal operations, Dedrone. “Drone detection technology is an essential tool for all military installations to allow Security Forces to assess airspace activity and develop standard procedures to respond appropriately to unauthorized drone incursions.”

Dedrone’s solution is deployed to customers around the world, including U.S. and coalition militaries, correctional facilities, airports, utility companies and other public and private organizations.

The company has participated in multiple government sponsored rapid prototyping and testing events, including the DoD’s Black Dart, the Asymmetric Warfare Group’s DiDex, DHS’s TACTIC, USMC’s ANTX, the U.S. Air Force’s FCE, and USSOCOM’s ThunderDrone.

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