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Federal Aviation Administration Invites Dedrone to Test Counter-Drone Capabilities

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Federal Aviation Administration Invites Dedrone to Test Counter-Drone Capabilities

Airspace security firm Dedrone will undertake more work with the Federal Aviation Administration as part of legally mandated counter-drone capability testing efforts. Section 383 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 stipulates that such demonstrations be used to inform regulations on drone use at airports.

Following an initial testing round at Atlantic City International Airport, Dedrone was invited by the agency to integrate its artificial intelligence-powered sensing platform, DedroneTracker, into the security systems of an unnamed second airport. DedroneTracker is said to pull data from radio frequency, radar, camera, acoustic and other kinds of sensors.

The company will also be responsible for introducing safe mitigation technologies such as the narrow-band jammer DedroneDefender to airports.

Testing began in February 2022 and is expected to end by Sep. 30. Aside from the Atlantic City site, four other airports are participating in the FAA program, including Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, and Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York, Dedrone said Tuesday.

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