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General Dynamics Satellite Simulator Trains Space Mission Operators from Across the U.S. Department of Defense

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz -- General Dynamics Mission Systems received a contract from the U.S. Navy to restore and maintain a satellite system simulator for students at the Naval Postgraduate School, Spacecraft Research and Design Center / Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence. The simulator, a model of a Navy Fleet Satellite (FLTSAT) communications satellite, will help students hone their skills in managing the technical aspects of space systems including satellite command, control and communications and troubleshooting satellite and constellation anomalies.

 

"The General Dynamics Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) team has worked with the Naval Postgraduate School for more than 10 years. Updating the simulator to perform just like the actual system is a tremendous training opportunity for these advanced degree students," said Manny Mora, a vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems. "They will have a realistic, 'hands-on' learning experience, while we support the development of future U.S. Department of Defense space engineers and leaders."

The General Dynamics team also supports instructors teaching a wide range of space-related topics to Naval Postgraduate School students from across the U.S. Department of Defense. The academic programs include mastery of the technical aspects of space systems including design, development, installation and maintenance of spacecraft, space payloads, supporting earth stations, terminals and command, control and communications connectivity.

The General Dynamics NAVSOC team is located at Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, Calif., supporting the Navy's operation of the FLTSAT and Ultra-high Frequency Follow-on communication satellite constellations. 

Recently, the team completed all on-orbit testing for the Navy's new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite communications system before it was turned over to the Navy for day-to-day operations.

The Naval Postgraduate School is a graduate university offering masters and doctoral degrees in more than 70 fields of study to the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense civilians and international partners.

General Dynamics Mission Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). For more information about General Dynamics Mission Systems, please visit gdmissionsystems.com and follow us on Twitter @GDMS.

 

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Mikros Systems Completes Second Littoral Combat System Installation

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mikros Systems Corporation (OTCQB: MKRS), an advanced technology company specializing in electronic systems technology for advanced maintenance in military, industrial and commercial applications, has successfully completed the second install and testing of its AN/SYM-3 system previously known as ADEPT Distance Support Sensor Suite (ADSSS) on the Littoral Combat Ship USS FREEDOM (LCS 1). With this install Mikros has completed the first installation on each of the LCS variants along with the shore model-based prognostic framework.

 

AN/SYM-3 provides condition-based maintenance for mission-critical complex distributed systems using smart sensors, model-based prognostics and secure fault-tolerant networking. AN/SYM's model-based prognostics framework converts large amounts of data into actionable information for operations, maintenance and logistics, while a secure fault-tolerant network helps protect critical operational data.

As installed on LCS 1, AN/SYM-3 will use Mikros' proprietary model-based Prognostics Framework technology to monitor combat system elements to detect and predict on-ship system failures and apply predictive analytics to on-shore systems to detect broader maintenance trends and patterns across the fleet.

"We are proud to support the readiness of U.S. Navy combat systems with our condition-based maintenance solution and we look forward to expanding the AN/SYM-3 technology to additional LCS and U.S. Navy platforms," stated AN/SYM-3 Program Manager Lori Ogles.

About Mikros Systems

Mikros Systems Corporation is an advanced technology company specializing in the development and production of electronic systems technology for advanced maintenance in military, industrial and commercial applications.  Classified by the U.S. Department of Defense as a small business, its capabilities include technology management, electronic systems engineering and integration, radar systems engineering, command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems engineering, and communications engineering.

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Orolia Responds to Military GPS/GNSS Challenges Presents Assured PNT Solutions at Eurosatory

Paris, France -In response to the growing threat of GPS/GNSS interference in military operations, Orolia is presenting its Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Solutions at the Eurosatory exhibition from June 11-15, 2018.

In addition to showcasing its proven technology solutions, Orolia will also distribute its latest whitepaper, “A Holistic Approach to Trusted, Resilient PNT,” which presents innovative strategies and opportunities to protect against GPS/GNSS spoofing and jamming in military environments.

The world’s leading provider of Resilient PNT solutions, Orolia is also a European leader in delivering trusted technology solutions for critical programs such as the European GNSS system Galileo, and the European Commission's Horizon 2020 HELIOS project for next generation air, land, and sea search and rescue technology.

Orolia recently announced a 26M € contract to support new Galileo satellites and introduced its GADSS ELT commercial aircraft emergency tracking beacon as part of the HELIOS project at the Paris Air Show last year. On the global stage, Orolia has also recently received a $34M contract from the U.S. military to provide personnel recovery devices to covertly locate and help rescue warfighters who are lost, captured or in distress.

“At Orolia, we’re committed to delivering innovative, yet practical technology solutions to meet Europe’s most critical defense and security needs,” said Orolia CEO Jean-Yves Courtois. “We provide timing and location data you can trust, and our solutions are often the first line of defense in protecting critical intelligence, navigation and communications systems.”

Military forces require continuous access to trusted PNT resources anytime, anywhere. Yet vulnerabilities give adversaries the opportunity to deny access to, or even falsify, navigation and timing data. Orolia delivers Assured PNT capabilities for warfighters to detect, mitigate and help prevent threats such as interference, jamming and spoofing.

Orolia’s solutions are flexible, scalable and configurable based on required features, performance and budget considerations. Their complete, end to end solutions include GNSS jamming and spoofing detection, alternative sources of robust, encrypted satellite-based PNT data, and military personnel recovery systems.

About Orolia
Orolia is the world leader in resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations. With locations in more than 100 countries, Orolia provides virtually failsafe GPS/GNSS and PNT solutions to support government and commercial applications worldwide. www.orolia.com

 

 

Honeywell And FlightAware To Enhance Flight Tracking Abilities For Users Of GoDirect Flight And Cabin Services

PHOENIX, June 12, 2018 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is joining forces with the world's largest flight tracking data company, FlightAware, to bring a new level of advanced flight tracking support to operations control centers and business jet owners. This partnership will provide customers of Honeywell's GoDirect® Flight Services with access to more real-time information — including aircraft speed, altitude, position and estimated time of arrival — at no additional cost so they can plan the safest and most efficient route available.

 

"We pride ourselves on keeping pilots, aircraft owners and operators consistently informed with the most up-to-date and comprehensive flight tracking information available," said Daniel Baker, founder and CEO of FlightAware. "Our proprietary, machine-learning and optimization engine intelligently fuses thousands of data sources from all over the world to provide Honeywell users with the most advanced and accurate flight tracking experience they've ever had."

Users of Honeywell's GoDirect Flight Services, which serves as an extension of a customer's flight operations team, will have access to FlightAware's aggregated flight information from data link position reports, air traffic control radar systems in over 45 countries, and FlightAware's worldwide network of terrestrial Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receivers in over 180 countries. This aggregated information will provide a better understanding of where their aircraft or fleet is in relation to the air traffic environment around them. By monitoring air traffic trends and updates, for instance, an operations control center could learn about an airport delay ahead of time and quickly update an aircraft's planned route, thus saving time and money.

"By working closely with FlightAware, we are giving business jet owners and operators a more complete view of the skies so they can more efficiently anticipate and manage their aircraft operations, thus reducing costs and improving passenger experience," said John Peterson, senior director of Connectivity Services, Honeywell Aerospace. "As the needs of business aviation operators continue to become more complex, we'll match that complexity by partnering with companies like FlightAware to continuously improve our services."

Along with a new web design and higher accuracy of flight tracking, users will benefit from the web service running four times faster than before and can expect more improvements to come in 2018. To access these new features, Honeywell customers will need to update their GoDirect Flight Tracking application that is a part of Honeywell's GoDirect Flight Services.  

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Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more. The business delivers safer, faster, and more efficient and comfortable transportation-related experiences worldwide. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero and @Honeywell_Turbo.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

 

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SuperCom to Deploy National Domestic Violence EM Project in Sweden

SuperCom (NASDAQ: SPCB), a global provider of secure e-Gov, IoT, Connectivity and Cyber Security solutions,  plans to launch a national domestic violence EM project with the Swedish Police. This announcement is as a follow up to the announcement made by the company on May 29th, 2018 titled, "SuperCom Awarded National Electronic Monitoring Project in Scandinavia".  

 

The customary standstill period on the award has been completed and SuperCom is expecting to deploy the initial order shortly and start generating recurring revenues within three months. This marks the second national Electronic Monitoring project that SuperCom won in Sweden within the past couple of months.  

The nationwide program with the Swedish Police is set to cover domestic violence cases within the country, and the initial deployment will include certain PureSecurity offerings, including continuous GPS tracking and monitoring of domestic violence related offenders. Once PureSecurity is deployed for domestic violence, victims will receive a PureProtect device which will alert them if the offender, under a restraining order, is too close in range to them.

SuperCom's PureSecurity Suite is a best-of-breed electronic monitoring and tracking platform, which contains a comprehensive set of innovative features, including smart phone integration, secure communication, advanced security, anti-tamper mechanisms, fingerprint biometrics, voice communication, unique touch screens and extended battery life.

About SuperCom

Since 1988, SuperCom has been a global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secure Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation. For more information, visit www.supercom.com.

Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions Offers U.S. Government Agencies Facility Security Officer Services

WASHINGTON -- Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, LLC (Torres) is now offering Facility Security Officer (FSO) services and support for small businesses that want to attain industrial security clearances.

"We provide guidance to small business to ensure compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual. Torres holds a facility security clearance granted by the U.S. Defense Security Service," Torres CEO Jerry Torressaid.

 

Torres' new business offering can support business with clearances as well as those seeking to obtain clearances.

A larger military budget, fortified by ongoing combat and a growing national security infrastructure, has fostered a circumstance wherein U.S. government investigators are currently struggling to meet the demand.

A 2016 Annual Report on Security Clearance Determinations, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, cites a large increase in the need for clearances. The report also cites that there are not enough qualified investigators to accommodate the growing U.S. government need for cleared professionals.

"We are glad to have the systems in place to help this important effort," Torres added.

Torres FSO services include:

  1. Provision FSO for businesses that cannot hire a full time FSO to manage its industrial security clearances
  2. Assistance in preparing businesses to obtain industrial Security clearances – all levels
  3. Assistance in preparing businesses for Defense Security Service security vulnerability assessments
  4. Advise businesses on how to develop and maintain an Insider Threat Program
  5. Verification of security clearances of employment and consulting applicants
  6. Assistance in preparing individuals to apply for individual security clearances
  7. Review of employee and consultant backgrounds to determine their suitability for individual security clearances
  8. Mentorship of businesses to build a secure environment fit for a U.S. Government issued facility security clearance.

For more information, visit http://torresfso.com/ or email Torresmed[email protected]

About Torres

Torres has mentored dozens of small and disadvantaged businesses including Woman Owned Small Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, Veteran Owned Small Businesses, HUB Zone, Alaska Native Owned and businesses without small or disadvantaged designations. We have developed formal Mentor-Protégé relationships with businesses in preparation to work with nearly every U.S. Department such as the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Energy and many other agencies.

Torres is a leading global physical, cyber, executive protection and facility security officer support firm serving the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Justice ar. Torres' 6,800 plus cleared security professionals located around the world have protected and defended 36 U.S. Forward Operating Bases, Joint Security Stations, Combat Outposts and Air Bases; 19 U.S. Embassies, Consulates and Joint Counter-Narcotics Air Fields and Air Bases; 26 EU Embassies and Embassies of friendly foreign governments; 12 Humanitarian Aid organizations; and 86 Multi-National firms against small arms fire, rocket propelled grenade and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks; attempted kidnappings, armed robberies, theft and killings; and an attempted coup d'état.

 

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General Dynamics Team Successfully Completes Critical Test Phase for U.S. Navy Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

QUINCY, Mass. – The General Dynamics Mission Systems team successfully completed all stages of formal Sea Acceptance Testing (SAT) of Knifefish, the U.S. Navy’s Surface Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) system.  The tests were conducted off the coast of Boston using Navy mine test targets and included a variety of undersea, MCM operational scenarios in multiple simulated mine fields.  Following the successful SAT, the Knifefish system will begin Developmental Tests and Operational Assessment evaluations.

“The successful sea acceptance tests are the result of strong collaboration and teamwork between the General Dynamics and U.S. Navy Knifefish team,” said Carlo Zaffanella, a vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems. “These tests prove the Knifefish system can detect, classify and identify undersea mines in high-clutter environments.”

The General Dynamics Knifefish team also successfully completed initial Navy Fleet operator training as part of the transition into the next stage of testing. The training provided the operators with an opportunity to become familiarized with the Knifefish system and become proficient at operating and maintaining the system during the upcoming Developmental Test and Operational Assessment.

Knifefish is a medium-class MCM UUV intended for deployment from the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship and other Navy vessels. Knifefish will reduce risk to personnel by operating in the minefield as an off-board sensor while the host ship stays outside the minefield boundaries.

General Dynamics Mission Systems is the prime contractor for the Knifefish program. The company designed the tactical UUV using an open architecture concept that can be quickly and efficiently modified to accommodate a wide range of missions. The Knifefish UUV is based on the General Dynamics Bluefin Robotics Bluefin-21 deep-water Autonomous Undersea Vehicle.

General Dynamics Mission Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). For more information about General Dynamics Mission Systems, please visit gdmissionsystems.com and follow us on Twitter @GDMS.

Honeywell Announces Multi-Site Industrial Cybersecurity Solution to Meet Needs of Connected Operations

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a software solution to provide cybersecurity to industrial customers who manage diverse process control networks, sites and vendors. As customers continue their digital transformation and their industrial sites become more connected, integrating cybersecurity has become even more critical.

The multi-site solution for cybersecurity management is based on Honeywell's ICS Shield™, which provides a top-down operational technology (OT) security management solution for securing connected industrial control system (ICS) environments with multiple physical sites and multiple automation equipment types. It also enables secure management of remote field assets through a single security operations center. Honeywell integrated and enhanced ICS Shield technology following its acquisition of Nextnine in 2017, and the solution has become the ICS cybersecurity platform of choice with more than 1 million industrial nodes managed globally.

"With industrial companies connecting operations worldwide to drive greater efficiencies, there's a real need for multi-site cybersecurity technologies designed for ICS environments," said Jeff Zindel, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Industrial Cybersecurity. "As a trusted partner to critical infrastructure providers for more than 50 years, Honeywell offers an industry-proven solution for enterprise-wide cybersecurity with a secure, vendor-agnostic approach that strengthens industrial cybersecurity defenses and lowers operational risks."

 

For companies facing internal cybersecurity skills and resource shortages, Honeywell Managed Security Services can help install, configure, and continually manage ICS Shield, allowing customers to focus on running their operations. Servicing more than 400 customers worldwide, Managed Security Services provide secure remote access, automated patching, continuous monitoring and incident response along with firewall and intrusion detection system management capabilities. These services expedite the ability of industrial companies to close major security gaps, and unlike pure IT solutions, ensure that industrial security experts carefully balance manufacturing and production priorities with security requirements. In addition, knowledge transfer from Honeywell experts improves customers' cybersecurity capabilities in the long term.

 

Honeywell is the leading provider of cybersecurity solutions that protect industrial assets, operations and people from digital age threats. With more than 15 years of industrial cybersecurity expertise and more than 50 years of industrial domain expertise, Honeywell combines proven cybersecurity technology and industrial know-how to maximize productivity, reliability and safety.

 

Visit Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Solutions for more information.

 

Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com) is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas; refining; energy; pulp and paper; industrial power generation; chemicals and petrochemicals; biofuels; life sciences; and metals, minerals and mining industries. It is also a leader in providing software solutions and instrumentation that help manufacturers find value and competitive advantage through Honeywell Connected Plant, Honeywell's Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution. Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell UOP (www.uop.com), a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries.

 

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.  Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

 

Axon Citizen for Communities Now Available For Field Trials

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced that Axon Citizen for Communities is available for field trials for law enforcement agencies. This new public evidence submission portal will allow agencies to collect evidence from the public during both large-scale and smaller, day-to-day events. This tool is in addition to Axon Citizen for Officers, launched earlier this year, where officers can collect evidence in one-to-one scenarios. Axon Citizen for Communities is available for trials and pre-order and will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2018.

"For many years, agencies have been challenged with securely receiving and sorting through the massive amounts of evidence sent in by community members when a large-scale incident occurs," says Axon's CEO and founder, Rick Smith. "Axon Citizen for Communities accelerates the speed of investigations with all videos and photos being instantly categorized and searchable within our digital evidence management system, Evidence.com."

With Axon Citizen for Communities, agencies can create portals into which community members can upload photos and videos for both large and small-scale events where public evidence can support investigations. This tool will streamline the evidence collection process during critical incidents where evidence is being submitted by the public. The product's triage tool allows the agency to review submitted media as fast as possible to accept or decline submissions based on their relevancy to the investigation. Other benefits and features of both Axon Citizen for Communities and Axon Citizen for Officers include:

  • Agencies simply text, email or publicly post links: Axon Citizen saves countless hours of sending out officers with thumb drives to manually collect digital files.
  • Accelerates the review process: Axon Citizen's triage tool allows the reviewer to quickly decide which submissions to accept or decline.
  • Streamlines searching: All submissions are automatically categorized and searchable within Evidence.com to simplify case building and remain in the audit trail and chain of custody.
  • Offers network reliability: Axon Citizen provides agencies the infrastructure and tools needed to support public evidence submissions, during both large-scale and smaller, day-to-day events.
  • Seamless integration with Evidence.com: Data submitted with Axon Citizen is maintained at the highest levels of security and compliance on Axon's Evidence.com solution.

About Axon

Axon is a network of devices, apps, and people that helps law enforcement become smarter and safer. Our mission is to protect life. Our technologies give law enforcement the confidence, focus, and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our products impact every aspect of an officer's day-to-day experience:

  • In the field - Our Smart Weapons offer a less-lethal intermediate use of force response and our body-worn and in-car cameras collect video evidence to capture the truth of an incident; and our mobile applications enable simple evidence collection.
  • At the station - Our secure, cloud-based digital evidence management solution allows officers and command staff to manage, review, share, and process digital evidence using forensic, redaction, transcription, and other tools.
  • In the courtroom - Our solutions for prosecutors make collaborating across jurisdictions and agencies easy so that cases can be resolved quickly.

We work hard for those who put themselves in harm's way for all of us. To date, there are more than 226,900 software seats booked on the Axon Network around the world and more than 200,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon Network of devices, apps and people. Learn more at www.axon.com or by calling (800) 978-2737.

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Sensofusion's Counter-UAS Solution, AIRFENCE, Preps for Production with U.S. Department of Defense

NEW YORK, June 6, 2018 -- In the spring of 2017, the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) — via the Defense Department's Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) — engaged in a one-year prototype contract with Sensofusion to develop a ground-based mobile counter-UAS solution stemming from Sensofusion's pre-existing core product AIRFENCE. Sensofusion acted as lead integrator and further advanced AIRFENCE to integrate radar and optics systems on board vehicles enabling all systems to work in unison, with AIRFENCE being the core counter-UAS solution by means of RF detection and transmission.

The DIUx project has been active for more than 12 months, growing and expanding since its' late March 2017 launch. AIRFENCE is now fully ruggedized, meeting IP67 ruggedization requirements. Furthermore, AIRFENCE has outperformed all tests for range of detection and counterattack capabilities and has also greatly increased the number of drones within its library it can detect, track and defeat yielding zero false positives. The system has outperformed range testing at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.

In addition, AIRFENCE exceeded expectations against a large variety of small UAVs — including fixed wings and rotorcrafts — while Marines operated the technology under extreme weather conditions in Arizona at YUMA Proving Grounds. YPG is the largest U.S. military installation in the world and is known for being a key site for testing military equipment dating as far back as World War II.

Through its work with the U.S. Marine Corps, Sensofusion has brought its' system to a single sensor solution, which is extremely beneficial for tactical use in a mobile convoy scenario. AIRFENCE is also easily used for fixed installations when protecting areas such as military bases, airports, prisons, oil refineries and pipelines, nuclear power plants, power plants, government buildings and border walls. Sensofusion has made major leaps in its' ability to detect and defeat rogue drones by means of protocol demodulation and manipulation.

"Our work in the past year with the Marines enables us to meet production readiness with our flagship counter-UAS solution, AIRFENCE, and are now prepping for production with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security," said Sensofusion Vice President Kaveh Mahdavi. "We're now at a point where DoD, DHS — really, any government organization — can order our standardized counter-UAS platform, AIRFENCE, in large quantities. This is a significant advancement within our developing drone defense industry and will act as the benchmark for all future solutions."

UPDATE: Extension to Sensofusion-U.S. DoD contract signed

As Sensofusion ramps up production for AIRFENCE across government agencies in America, it continues to align with MCWL, signing a one-year extension to the agreement with the DoD to innovate and implement new capabilities within signal intelligence.

About Sensofusion     

Sensofusion is the creator of AIRFENCE, a countermeasure technology designed to automatically detect, locate, track, and take over unmanned aircraft system (UAS) controls, all automatically, as well as locate operators. With U.S. headquarters in New York City and international headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, Sensofusion currently partners with the European Union, U.S. Marine Corps., NATO, the FAA, and the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems, and works with private comp

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