US Defense Innovation Unit selects counter drone system of D-Fend solutions during Black Dart 2019

Israel-based counter-drone solution provider, D-Fend Solutions has announced that during Black Dart 2019, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) selected the EnforceAir c-UAS platform of D-Fend Solutions, the company said.

EnforceAir c-UAS is an advanced autonomous system that automatically and passively detects, locates and identifies rogue drones as well as mitigates risk by taking control over them and landing them safely at a pre-defined safe zone.

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) supported the Department of Defense (DOD) in evaluating component technology during Black Dart 2019, a joint interagency demonstration focused on rapid development and implementation of Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) technology from readily-available commercial and governmental products.

The overall objectives of Black Dart include the following: to assess and validate existing and emerging Air and Missile Defense capabilities and concepts specific to the C-UAS mission set, to advocate for soldiers desired C-UAS capabilities, and to inform future requirements decision-making. Ultimately, these objectives are in direct response to the explosive growth of the commercial drone industry and the emerging, complex threats UAS pose to military service members, high-security installations, and critical infrastructure.

Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) accelerates the adoption of commercial technology into the US military to strengthen national security.

D-Fend Solutions is the leading provider of counter-drone solutions for urban environments in the most challenging scenarios. The company has recently secured a USD 28M funding led by Claridge Israel with participation by current shareholder, Vertex Israel.