Toshiba invests in Fortem Technologies to expand drone detection capabilities and reach markets around the world

Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions has invested USD15 million in airspace security and defense company Fortem Technologies to form a strategic business alliance. The two companies plan to integrate their complementary systems and expand sales around the world, says a joint press release.

The Fortem SkyDome drone detection solution is based on Fortem TrueView radars that can be installed in urban environments, and Fortem’s DroneHunter – an AI-enabled autonomous drone that can safely capture and remove rogue drones day and night.

Toshiba has already commercialised a drone detection system that can determine the incoming direction and altitude of a drone by receiving radio waves emitted by the drone in flight. Toshiba is also strengthening the drone security business by its own research and development of related products.

Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies said: We are very pleased to announce this alliance to accelerate the delivery of solutions to our customers that combine the disruptive innovation of our AI-enabled Fortem SkyDome System with the depth of Toshiba’s commercial drone RF detection expertise and advanced radar technology. This partnership brings added confidence to security professionals who must secure the airspace above their venues, campuses and metro regions.”

Masaki Haruyama, Vice President of Toshiba said, “We are excited to partner with Fortem, a pioneering counter-drone solution provider with proven detection system and unique and highly effective mitigation system. Toshiba has a long history of providing leading technologies of radars. With the perfectly complementary technologies and products of the two companies, we are confident that we can become a global top-tier player in a rapidly growing market, and contribute a safer, more reliable facilities.”

(Image: Fortem TrueView radar)

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