Drone Defence and MarineGuard

Teaming Agreement

Drone Defence Services Ltd (“Drone Defence” or the “Company”) a leading provider of drone defence solutions, has entered into a Teaming Agreement with MarineGuard Systems Limited (“MarineGuard”), a leading UK marine security systems integrator headquartered in Southampton, UK, which will see the two companies working together to meet the requirements of MarineGuard’s customers for drone defence and security solutions in the region.

MarineGuard has already been working steadily to address the growing issue of drones invading privacy and compromising security in the superyacht industry. MarineGuard is now set to expand its security offer as a result of the teaming agreement with Drone Defence. This will reinforce its position as the market leader for marine security, developing superyacht security systems and products that have been installed on some of the most iconic and largest (100m+) superyachts in the world.

Based in Worksop, UK, and with clients across the globe, Drone Defence is a leading provider of drone countermeasure solutions. Drone Defence have developed a number of unique products within the drone defence industry that have been deployed in real world situations and locations with unrivalled success. The company has a wealth of experience in defence and security combined with a deep understanding of the capabilities of drone technology and its potential.

Richard Webb, CEO of MarineGuard, discussed the driver behind the teaming agreement with Drone Defence, “The proliferation of drone technology has upped the ante in terms of delivering a technical solution to the growing threat for superyacht owners and managers. We carried out a review of the drone technology available, separated out fact from fiction and, following a demonstration, found Drone Defence to have real capability in this space and a wealth of knowledge about the technology. Equally important, especially for the marine sector, was their approach from the user perspective.”

Webb added, “As a leading superyacht security provider it was essential that we continue to review and respond to the changing threats and technologies in support of our clients and their security. The technology available from Drone Defence, together with our expertise in marine security system design and installation, will allow us to address this threat in the marine market.”

Richard Gill, CEO of Drone Defence commented, “We believe that drones will change the way we view, interact with, and move around our planet. As with all technology there are those that will exploit it for the wrong reasons. As a result, we’ve developed technology that secures yachts, buildings, vehicles and larger infrastructure from illegal drone incursions. It’s great to be announcing our relationship with MarineGuard, an organisation with a great reputation in the superyacht industry and they understand the importance of technological solutions in combating security threats.”

Drone Defence has developed a number of solutions to provide superyachts with detection and countermeasure technology for complete protection. Detection utilises leading edge software defined radio technology and deep learning algorithms to deliver real time drone detection capability, providing superior range, reliability and performance over traditional detection methods.

Drone Defence’s countermeasure systems are based on similar Radio Frequency (RF) technology with fixed or mobile variants providing an effective ‘no drone zone’ around the yacht, which drones are unable to penetrate.

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Notes to Editors:

In the UK it is currently illegal to fly within 50m of a superyacht or boat without permission.

Drone Defence are drone evangelists and believe that drone technology is going to change the way humanity views, interacts with and will eventually move around the planet.  However, the Company has recognised the risks posed by illegal drone use and has developed a range of field-tested products and services to combat the emerging problem.

Drone Defence are based in Worksop in the UK and have developed multi-award-winning proprietary products to safely mitigate drone related security risks.  The Company enjoys international reach and has numerous installations protecting critical infrastructure, VIPs, prisons and superyachts.

Drone Defence was founded in 2016 by Richard Gill (38), a former British Army Officer, qualified commercial drone operator, record breaker and award-winning drone entrepreneur.

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