Altitude Angel, the world’s foremost unmanned traffic management (UTM) technology provider, and DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield”), a global leader in drone detection and mitigation, have announced a partnership.
Altitude Angel enables airport operators, among others, to integrate unmanned vehicles into their controlled airspace. Its traffic management system, GuardianUTM, (offering automated approvals to fly in controlled airspace and enhanced airport safeguarding) is deployed by NATS, the UK’s main air navigation service provider. Altitude Angel’s companion product, GuardianUTM O/S, supports all the functionality required to deliver national-grade drone traffic management capabilities to any country which wishes to safely unlock the potential of drones.
DroneShield is a global leader in drone detection and mitigation technologies, which include multi-sensor detection systems and products enabling mitigation of unwanted drones.
A joint offering of the two companies’ systems as an integrated product to selected customers will bring ‘single-point situational awareness’ to managed airspace for users such as national governments and airport operators. This will provide aerodrome towers or those tasked with managing airspace with a clear, single source picture of the sky. By clearly distinguishing between known, authorised operations, and unknown, potential threats, effective responses can be quickly executed without disrupting existing authorised activities.
Having a clear understanding of who or what is in the air will not only allow informed decisions to be made quickly, but it will also enable the calculation of the most efficient and effective response. This will be particularly beneficial where there is a need to detect possible threats or if security is paramount.
Toby Potter, Altitude Angel, Vice President Sales, said: “Altitude Angel sees collaboration and integration as key in delivering safe drone operations. Connecting Altitude Angel and DroneShield’s market-leading technologies is an exciting step in this direction. The drone industry is hungry for solutions enabling it to be taken into the mainstream and which demonstrate how drones can be managed safely, especially in and around areas where misuse could cause disruption.
“Marrying GuardianUTM with DroneShield’s powerful detection systems will deliver a comprehensive solution to the industry and one I am very much looking forward to providing to our customers worldwide.” Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, added: “Almost daily airports around the world are seeing drone incidents endangering the safety of thousands of passengers and causing tens of millions of dollars in economic damage. Civil infrastructure operators are in need of an urgent solution. We are proud to be co-operating with Altitude Angel, the sole provider of unmanned traffic management services to the UK airspace, to secure the airspace for customers both in the UK and globally.”
About Altitude Angel: Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.
Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com.
About GuardianUTM: GuardianUTM enables drone manufacturers and software developers to connect into a rich, dynamic source of accurate, authoritative and relevant information to support geofencing, while offering enhanced UTM capabilities such as a single interface to multi-country flight authorisation.
The system is being deployed by NATS, the UK’s main air navigation service provider, and was demonstrated as part of ‘Operation Zenith’ in 2018, offering enhanced airport safeguarding and automated approvals to fly in controlled airspace. Altitude Angel is now bringing online functionality to enable drone pilots anywhere in the world to get 1-click access to controlled airspace.
Its companion product, GuardianUTM O/S, supports all the functionality required to deliver national-grade drone traffic management capabilities to any country that wishes to safely unlock the potential of drones.
Introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd0pvUrS07g
About DroneShield: Based in Sydney (Australia), Virginia and Washington, DC (USA) and London (UK), DroneShield is a worldwide leader in drone security technology. The Company has developed the pre-eminent drone security solution that protects people, organisations and critical infrastructure from intrusion from drones. Its leadership brings world-class expertise in engineering and physics, combined with deep experience in defence, intelligence, and aerospace. For more, please visit www.droneshield.com