DroneSentry drone detection. Photo by Droneshield

Counterdrone Specialist Droneshield Announces Partnerships with Bosch and Altitude Angel

Droneshield and Bosch have entered into a partnership in the counterdrone space under the Bosch Integration Partner Program (IPP).

DroneShield will be offering an integrated system for drone detection and mitigation, with DroneShield’s products integrated with Bosch’s video surveillance products. This product integration of the two companies’ offerings has been completed, and the combined solution is now available to customers.

Hsiang Nung Kuah, Bosch Business Unit Security, Director, Regional BU Marketing, said drone security is becoming a rapidly increasing problem for existing and prospective customers across the sectors, and DroneShield’s capability will service this emerging need.

Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, added: “We look forward to working with Bosch across customer segments. Most customers seek to make the most use of their existing installed hardware and systems, and adding our capabilities to the large installed and growing base that Bosch has in Asia-Pacific and globally, is expected to drive significant value to the customers – that is, the customers are able to utilize their existing surveillance hardware to gain a new counterdrone capability.”

The deal with Bosch comes two days after Droneshield announced a partnership with Altitude Angel.

Altitude Angel enables users such as airport operators to integrate unmanned vehicles into their controlled airspace. Its traffic management system GuardianUTM (offering airport safeguarding and automated approvals to fly in controlled airspace) is being deployed by NATS, the UK’s main air navigation service provider.

Airports around the world are seeing drone incidents on an almost daily basis, endangering the safety of thousands of passengers and causing tens of millions of dollars in economic damage.

The partnership with Droneshield will bring ‘single-point situational awareness’ to managed airspace for users such as national governments and airport operators. This will provide aerodrome towers or those tasked with managing airspace with a single source picture of the sky.  By distinguishing between known, authorized operations, and unknown, potential threats, support of effective responses without disrupting authorized activities can be quickly executed.

Toby Potter, Altitude Angel, Vice President Sales, said the drone industry is hungry for solutions enabling it to be taken into the mainstream, which demonstrate how drones can be managed safely, especially in and around areas where misuse could cause disruption.

Kylie Bielby has 20 years' experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. She is an editor and contributor for Jane's by IHS Markit, a columnist for security and counter-terror publications, and a former managing editor for Homeland Security Today.

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