DroneShield wins Australian army contract

Australian drone countermeasure company DroneShield (ASX: DRO) has won an Australian army contract to provide portable unmanned aerial system (drone) detection devices.

The company, which is listed locally but operates mainly overseas, won a $700,000 tender made up of a combination of an initial purchase price and an annual subscription component.

DroneShield’s CEO Oleg Vornik said: “DroneShield’s RfPatrol is a world leading portable counterdrone detection device, designed and made here in Australia.

“We are excited about our products protecting the Australian military and look forward to continuing our relationship with the Australian Department of Defence.”

The RfPatrol is wearable and can be operated in two modes, ‘Stealth’ and ‘Glimpse’, allowing the user to control how they receive alerts.

Detection range is greater than one kilometre in line of sight. As the system is a passive detector, it cannot itself be detected.

The device is supported by ‘DroneShield Link’ that allows operators to keep their devices database up to date with the changing threat environment.

DroneShield has operations in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Picture: DroneShield

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