MyDefence is set to develop anti-drone technology with a project funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark with a $425,000 investment. This contribution falls into to the Innobooster-project granted to MyDefence, which has a budget of $1.29 million spanning a 15-month period.
Although it has a “positive impact on society,” the commercial drone market can pose a threat to the military, according to MyDefence. Malicious entities can retrofit aircraft for “illegal surveillance, reconnaissance, and other military purposes, including being utilized as weapon delivery platforms for IEDs.”
To mitigate these risks, MyDefence has been developing anti-drone technology since 2015, and hopes to further expand these systems with the recent investment.
”The next generation of military and civilian anti-drone equipment will have great influence on how soldiers and security forces will combat the threat of drones. The investment from Innovation Fund Denmark is a recognition of our competitive technology and that our plan for the next generation of anti-drone equipment is progressing in the right direction,” says MyDefence CTO Dan Hermansen.
Some research areas include sensor direction finding, which reveals the direction of the approaching threat, and integration with third-party systems, which helps build upon existing military platforms.
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