DroneShield takes flight with new European base of operations

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DroneShield demonstration in Chur, Switzerland.

Counter drone technology provider DroneShield (ASX: DRO) has launched a European hub in the Netherlands to demonstrate its growing product range.

From the growing list of interested parties that have trialled DroneShield’s technology, the market for assuring aerial is proving to be highly lucrative given current conflicts, the threat of terrorism and growing demand for safety at high-profile public events.

The Dutch demonstration hub has been set up to showcase Droneshield products to European end-users, demonstrating their effectiveness in action, and allowing potential buyers to get a hands-on understanding of the company’s drone mitigation technology.

Small Caps conducted an exclusive interview with Droneshield chairman Peter James in April this year:

The products showcased at the European Hub include multi-sensor detection products that come in various sizes and with various detection capabilities.

Radar and radio frequency direction finder sensors, dubbed RadarZero and RfOne are two of the primetime products being displayed by the company. These products are further supplemented by jamming capabilities provided by DroneGun Tactical and DroneShield’s stationary jammer product DroneCannon.

According to DroneShield, its DroneCannon product integrates the existing 2.4Ghz, 5.8Ghz and GPS jamming capabilities with additional frequency bands (433Mhz and 915Mhz) thereby matching the capability of its other DroneGun Tactical product range, and ensuring consistent coverage of the jamming spectrum.

The company said that in response to end-user requirements, the wide range of features being offered by its products ensures “an enhanced vertical coverage angle, providing complete vertical coverage of the airspace”.

Growing momentum in drone protection

Today’s news of a new European hub comes hot on the heels of DroneShield’s recent milestone of being selected to manage counter-drone security at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, held in early April 2018.

Having listed on the ASX in June 2016, DroneShield has quickly achieved market traction by winning several high-profile contracts including the Boston marathon for the last 3 years running as well as the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, an annual triathlon event that is due to return to Hawaii in October this year.

With growing demand for drone security coming from both the public and private sectors, DroneShield said its new European hub will be holding a demonstration of its products to various government departments of NATO countries, including military, law enforcement and secret service agencies.

DroneShield will be conducting several additional demonstrations in Europe over the next two months, as part of the procurement processes that it is going through with a number of governmental end-users.

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