Two US companies, Battelle and Dedrone, have joined forces to create a system that combines drone detection capabilities to provide complete airspace security.
Battelle will leverage its DroneDefender system with Dedrone's platform alert technology to protect critical infrastructure, the companies announced on Thursday.
Joerg Lamprecht, chief executive officer and co-founder of California-based Dedrone said "The Department of Defense must prepare for a vast spectrum of airspace threats, including drones and other UAS."
Battelle's DroneDefender is a man-portable, inexpensive and lightweight point-and-shoot system.
The usage is restricted by federal authorities under a strict permitting process. More than 200 units have been sold so far to the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and international customers.
Dedrone's drone detection software platform analyzes data from passive sensors to identify the characteristics of each drone, provide warning of their presence and map the flight path.
The technology has been used to protect CitiField, the home stadium of the New York Mets, Suffolk County Prison in Long Island, New York and the 2016 Presidential Debates.
The agreement between the two companies is a non-binding, non-exclusive partnership to collaborate and explore technology synergies.