MyDefence has secured US$425,000 from Innovation Fund Denmark to develop next-generation anti-drone technology, which among other things include closer integration into soldiers existing equipment so they can mitigate the threat of drones more effectively.
Since 2015, MyDefence has developed anti-drone technology to protect dismounted soldiers, politicians, prisons and similar. MyDefence is internationally recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of anti-drone technology and, as the only manufacturer in Denmark, it is significant to secure the right setting to continue the further development of the technology.
Innovation Fund Denmark has decided to invest in the further development of the MyDefence anti-drone technology, which will include sensor direction finding, so that the end users can see from which direction the threat is approaching. An additional focal point is the integration with third-party systems, so that the technology can be applied with existing platforms used by military end users.
CTO of MyDefence, Dan Hermansen, said, "The next-generation of military and civilian anti-drone equipment will have great influence on how soldiers and security forces will combat the threat of drones. The investment from Innovation Fund Denmark is a recognition of our competitive technology and that our plan for the next generation of anti-drone equipment is progressing in the right direction."
The Innobooster project granted to MyDefence has a total budget of US$1.29m, of which Innovation Fund Denmark invests US$425,000 over a period of 15 months.
MyDefence is founded by military officers with insight into military operations and advanced radio technology. It specialises in developing sensors and effectors for military customers to mitigate the threat of malicious drones.