Magazine article National Defense

Sensofusion to Provide EU with Counter-Drone Security

Magazine article National Defense

Sensofusion to Provide EU with Counter-Drone Security

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* The European Union recently selected Sensofusion to help develop security measures to respond to the global growth of drone technology, said one company official.

Sensofusion, the U.S. subsidiary of Helsinki-based Sensofusion Oy that specializes in counterunmanned aerial systems technology, will employ its Airfence technology in the Netherlands this fall in an effort to curb risks caused by unmanned aerial traffic.

Kaveh Mahdavi, the company's vice president, said Sensofusion is working with several other partners, including the Netherlands Aerospace Laboratory, to develop the European Union's technology and regulations that will help secure high-profile and critical installations from unauthorized UAS.

"We are essentially helping to create the standards of what is the threat level," he said, noting that it could be as extreme as a terrorist's use of unmanned aerial technology, or merely hobbyists who may not be familiar with regulations or limitations on where they can fly their drones.

Once the system is deployed in the Netherlands, its performance over the next year can help inform the future security plans of other European countries and stakeholders, he added. …

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