European Union picks Sensofusion as counter UAS industry partner

Counter UAS company Sensofusion has inked another major deal to help government bodies create security measures as more and more drones take to the skies worldwide, the company said.

This month, the European Union officially selected Sensofusion to be an industry partner in Project SECOPS (an integrated SECurity concept for drone OPerationS).

In its role to develop and commercialize its AIRFENCE drone detection and prevention system, Sensofusion is “key to the project´s success,” according to the EU. SECOPS seeks to mitigate risks in unmanned traffic management (UTM) as Sensofusion and several other industry partners, alongside the Netherlands Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), work together to create proof of concept of a fully integrated security package. Sensofusion was selected from a pool of dozens of drone defense companies vying to be a part of the project.

Because of the grant from the EU, Sensofusion will employ its AIRFENCE technology in the Netherlands this fall. Sensofusion is developing and deploying similar technology for NASA, working alongside the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Studies (NIAS).

Sensofusion, with US headquarters in New York City and international headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, 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. Sensofusion currently partners with the European Union, US Marine Corps., NATO, the FAA, and the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems.