DoD recommends Israel’s D-Fend Solution’s anti-drone tech

Recommendation Based on Demonstrations at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, earlier this year

DoD recommends Israel’s D-Fend Solution’s anti-drone tech

The EnforceAir system. Photo: D-Fend Solutions

The flagship product of D-Fend Solutions, an Israeli company which develops counter-drone, cyber-takeover solutions, has received a recommendation by the US Department of Defense's (DoD) Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO).

The recommendation, which came out of a formal US government evaluation event held at Yuma Proving Ground in April 2022, pertains to the EnforceAir system, which, according to the company, features the world’s premier counter-drone, cyber, radio frequency (RF)-based takeover technology.

In either autonomous or manual mode, the system detects, locates and identifies rogue drones and then neutralizes the threat by allowing the operator to take full control over the drone and land it safely in a predefined zone, says D-Fend. Since the system does not rely upon jammers or kinetic technology, EnforceAir avoids collateral damage, interference, disruption and disturbance.

EnforceAir was recognized for its RF detection and mitigation, its demonstrated impressive effectors and its ability to force-land specific named drones. It was the only named RF cyber takeover technology, recommended as a subcomponent integrated within SAIC's Valkyrie C2 system.

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"It's an honor to be recognized by the U.S. DoD Joint C-sUAS Office, following a rigorous demonstration and evaluation" said Zohar Halachmi, Chairman and CEO of D-Fend Solutions. "We're excited to provide continued support for the counter-drone mission, within a layered defense, integrated in the most advanced C-UAS systems for the nation's defense."

The Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO), established by the Secretary of the Army in February 2020, leads and directs joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) doctrine, requirements, material and training to establish joint solutions to address current and future small UAS threats.

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