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07 Jul 17. Advanced aerostats for India. The Indian company Garware Wall Ropes Ltd. (GWRL) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israel’s Aero-T (a subsidiary of Israel based RT LTA Systems Ltd.) with the intention of supplying new advanced aerostats especially for the Indian market. Aerostats are tethered balloons and have capabilities of operating at altitudes of up to almost 5 km. Equipped with radars, aerostats are useful for low level ground surveillance. They are mobile and can be deployed in varied terrain. “With Aero T we will be able to cater to the needs of the Indian Defence by providing completely indigenised aerostats backed by our reliable delivery and maintenance support,” said Vayu Garware, CMD of GWRL. The collaboration will involve GWRL establishing an aerostat envelope production facility and Aero-T providing the technology, know-how, integration, acceptance and continuous support for the aerostats’ development & production. (Source: ESD)
07 Jul 17. European Union Chooses Sensofusion as Counter UAS Industry Partner. This month, the European Union officially selected Sensofusion to be an industry partner in Project SECOPS (an integrated SECurity concept for drone OPerationS). In its role to develop and commercialize its AIRFENCE drone detection and prevention system, Sensofusion is “key to the project’s success,” according to the EU.
SECOPS seeks to mitigate risks in unmanned traffic management (UTM) as Sensofusion and several other industry partners, alongside the Netherlands Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), work together to create proof of concept of a fully integrated security package. Sensofusion was selected from a pool of dozens of drone defense companies vying to be a part of the project.
Because of the grant from the EU, Sensofusion will employ its AIRFENCE technology in the Netherlands this fall. Sensofusion is developing and deploying similar technology for NASA, working alongside the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Studies (NIAS).
“We’re extremely excited to be a part of this project and to offer our technology and capabilities to help the EU create concrete solutions to protect airways,” said Sensofusion CEO Tuomas Rasila. “This grant is crucial and illustrates the importance major governing bodies place on creating integrated security measures to protect against rogue and potentially very harmful drones.”
Sensofusion unveiled its newest countermeasure system, AIRFENCE 4.0, earlier this year and is collaborating with other highly influential organizations around the world including U.S. Marine Corps, NATO, the FAA and the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems, working in conjunction with NASA.
AIRFENCE technology is currently in place to patrol various urban environments, specifically by law enforcement and government VIPs, including presidents and prime ministers of foreign governments. AIRFENCE is also in place at international airports, as well as military bases, high profile government buildings and government VIP events. Additionally, AIRFENCE secures prisons from individuals who want to smuggle contraband and is being deployed for various police and military applications. (Source: UAS VISION)
07 Jul 17. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Installs British Drone Detection Radar. Aveillant, the Cambridge based radar technology company, has announced its first airport installation of the Gamekeeper drone detection radar. The installation at Charles de Gaulle, Paris comes after successful demonstrations of the system at the Paris Airshow at Le Bourget Airport.
Working with DSNA Services, a subsidiary of the French Civil Aviation Authority, and Groupe ADP, operator of the three international airports in Paris, Gamekeeper will be the key component of DSNA Service’s Hologarde, a comprehensive counter-drone solution.