UK company Drone Defence Services Ltd (Drone Defence) has secured UKP500,000 in seed funding from US based corporate investor Scientel Solutions, (Illinois, USA) to develop proprietary drone detection technology.
According to a Drone Defence press release:
“This investment will allow Drone Defence to make advances in this field, and to develop their existing products further. They are also currently recruiting as the business expands – particularly welcome news during challenging times for many businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drone Defence’s corporate investors recognise that we are in the first 1% of this emerging industry and share our vision for the future of drone technology and integrated airspace.
Richard Gill, founder and CEO of Drone Defence said: “This investment is going to drive our business forward and enable us to achieve our ambition of safely integrating small autonomous vehicles into general airspace….It will allow us to hire the experts needed to develop our prior proprietary technology and integrate it with our existing market leading mitigation technology. Not only that the investment has also given us the springboard to launch into the Americas markets and with early interest from significant customers it is clear that the drone security market is only set to grow.”
Nelson Santos, Founder and CEO of investors Scientel Solutions, says “Richard and his team have developed an impressively prescient set of technologies that address the increasingly complicated challenges drone and sentry technology present to municipalities and the global economy. “
“We’re confident Drone Defence will be an impactful addition to the enterprise connectivity and integration expertise Scientel is synonymous with worldwide. We couldn’t be more excited about this investment and the potential of our new partnership.”
Drone Defence was formed in 2017 to address security concerns over the illegal use of drone technology. Early success was gained with deployments internationally, including their SkyFence drone blocking product in Guernsey prison.
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