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Pharovision, Sentrycs Conducted Three-Month Counter-Drone Test Under FAA Program

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Pharovision, Sentrycs Conducted Three-Month Counter-Drone Test Under FAA Program

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected the automated scanning and target tracking company Pharovision and the unmanned aerial vehicle security company Sentrycs to conduct a three-month drone monitoring test at the Atlantic City International Airport.

Pharovision and Sentrycs started their test in July to determine if their technologies could detect and track potentially hostile UAVs and take them down as needed. Specifically, Sentrycs paired its drone detection technologies with Pharovision’s electro-optical and infrared detection systems to identify and track unauthorized vehicles.

Yoav Zaltzman, CEO of Sentrycs, said the company used its radio frequency-based solution to detect and intercept drones without causing delays to airport operations or collateral damage. According to Yuval Milo, founding partner of Pharovision, the company’s solutions and expertise will support future anti-drone solutions and ensure that criminal activities will be kept at bay.

The test was performed under the FAA’s Airport Safety and Airspace Hazard Mitigation and Enforcement program, Sentrycs said Tuesday.

The FAA has been actively seeking counter-drone capabilities under the Airport Safety and Airspace Hazard Mitigation and Enforcement program.

In May, the agency tasked the airspace security company Dedrone to integrate its DedroneTracker into the security systems of an unnamed airport. DedroneTracker is an artificial intelligence-enabled platform that obtains data from RF sensors, radars, cameras and other sensors.

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