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DroneShield names CEO of US division

Matt McCrann

 A chief executive has been appointed to lead the ASX-listed counter-UAS technology company’s operations in the United States.

 A chief executive has been appointed to lead the ASX-listed counter-UAS technology company’s operations in the United States.

DroneShield has announced the appointment of Matt McCrann as CEO of its wholly-owned US subsidiary DroneShield LLC.

McCrann has served as vice president of sales since 2019, and will now be charged with leading the company’s growth in the US market.

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“We have a strong, adaptable team as demonstrated by our revenue and company growth over the past two years,” he said.

“Our commitment to our customers and the strength of our engineering have allowed us to become the leader in counter-drone and we continue to push the envelope with our artificial intelligence and electronic warfare capabilities.

“I’m honoured to accept this appointment and eager to continue our commitment to our partners across defence, homeland security, and law enforcement.”    

Prior to joining DroneShield, McCrann held director level leadership positions in the defence and intelligence space.

He is a veteran of the US Navy and Intelligence Community and has also performed in management roles across engineering and operations.

Oleg Vornik, CEO of parent company DroneShield Limited welcomed McCrann to the role, noting his contribution to positioning the counter-UAS, electronic warfare and ISR offerings with defence and government agencies.

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“This appointment greatly aligns with DroneShield’s commitment to serving the US market and will enable DroneShield to support at scale our customer base in the US,” Vornik said.

His appointment comes just a month after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) authorised the advanced testing of DroneShield’s electronic warfare and counter-UAS offerings within Australia.

The exemption, granted under the Radiocommunications (Exemption) Determination Act 2021, includes safeguards designed to enable the ASX-listed company to test its products while maintaining restrictions around impact on the broader community.

Such permissions aim to foster local development of advanced electronic warfare technologies for use by authorised government agencies in Australia and for approved exports.

[Related: DroneShield receives ACMA testing permit]

 

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