Counter drone company DroneShield has strengthened its relationship with Thales in the field of drone detection and counter measures.
Thales and DroneShield commenced their working relationship approximately three years ago through the Global Supply Chain (GSC) Program, with Thales having integrated DroneShield sensors into Thales military and aerospace broader systems over that time. More recently, DroneShield’s RfOne long range AI-enabled drone detection sensor has been subjected to extensive testing over a 6-month period by the Thales Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) teams in Northern France, with the measured detection ranges exceeding nominal specifications by 25%, demonstrating world leading capability, says the press release.
Thales now has active tenders including DroneShield sensors, which are a key part of the overall solution, on multiple global opportunities. Accordingly, Thales has placed a further order for DroneShield equipment this week for an undisclosed value, for its own and customer deployments.
Younes Fada, Thales Surveillance System Architect Manager, commented, “As drone threats escalate, Thales has been searching for a global “best of breed” combination for all counter drone capabilities, extensively testing and assessing each candidate system. We are pleased with the performance of the DroneShield solutions and look forward to deploying them with our global customer base.”
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield CEO, added, “Thales has been a great defence and technology prime partner for us, having fielded our sensors as part of their combined solutions, and taking our offering to their global customer set. In the current uncertain geopolitical environment globally, and an increasing use of drones in warfare, as well as nefarious use such as terrorism and nuisance, we have a strong pipeline of projects that we are working through.”
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