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US Army xTechSearch Shortlists DroneShield

DroneShield RfPatrol units [© DroneShield]
DroneShield has announced that the US Army has selected its US subsidiary for Phase II of the xTechSearch Expeditionary Technology Search programme.

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Press Release, 05 January 2020: DroneShield is pleased to announce that the United States Army has selected its wholly owned US subsidiary DroneShield LLC to advance to Phase II of Expeditionary Technology Search programme (xTechSearch).

xTechSearch is sponsored by U.S. Army’s Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. It enables the selected private sector companies to collaborate with the Army to tackle the most critical Army modernisation challenges.

The Army xTechSearch programme provides non-dilutive funding to selected private sector companies to demonstrate their technologies pertaining to Army challenges. The programme also drives to integrate these businesses into the Army’s Science and Technology ecosystem by providing research opportunities with Army labs, including authorised access to the Army’s organic intellectual and technical capital.

DroneShield LLC has been selected on the basis of Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning algorithms within its drone detection products, including RfPatrol, RfZero, RfOne, DroneSentinel and DroneSentry.

DroneShield’s CEO Oleg Vornik commented, “The United States Department of Defense (US DoD) has substantially the largest defence budget globally. Collaboration activities such as xTechSearch enable opportunities to be embedded into their ecosystem, with potential significant acquisitions following, as the US DoD seeks effective counterdrone solutions. This selection demonstrates cutting edge of DroneShield’s technologies on a global scale.”

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