Airobotics Ltd. to Purchase Iron-Drone Belongings to Supply Counter-Drone Capabilities By way of Its Optimus System – sUAS Information – The Enterprise of Drones



 AIROBOTICS Ltd. (TASE: AIRO) (“Airobotics” or the “Firm”), a number one supplier of autonomous unmanned plane programs (“UAS”) and automatic information evaluation and visualization platforms, introduced right this moment that it’s going to purchase the mental property, technical programs, and operations of Iron-Drone Ltd., an Israeli-based firm specializing within the growth of autonomous counter-drone programs. Topic to completion of all authorized phrases and situations, Airobotics intends purchase Iron Drone, to combine Iron-Drone counter-drone expertise with the Firm’s networked Optimus City Drone Infrastructure. The system will present further capabilities, particularly when deployed for homeland safety purposes in “good cities,” and for the monitoring and safety of crucial infrastructure and sophisticated business environments.

“We’re thrilled to convey Iron-Drone and its subtle counter-drone expertise and merchandise to Airobotics,” mentioned Meir Kleiner, CEO of Airobotics. “Incorporating the expertise of Iron-Drone with our Optimus City Drone Infrastructure System will enable us to supply our clients a sophisticated and distinctive built-in resolution, enabling an much more sturdy automated homeland safety platform. The Iron-Drone counter-drone system permits the interception of hostile drones, in areas the place it’s not attainable to make use of jamming means, resembling airports, populated areas, and important infrastructures. By the Airobotics’ drone community, safety and surveillance officers will be capable to neutralize these threats whereas using Optimus drones for monitoring, commentary, and video surveillance.”

Based in 2016, Iron-Drone has developed a small UAS platform to intercept drones, which in contrast to most different interception drones, doesn’t want the steerage of a human operator. The Iron-Drone counter-drone system is able to being built-in into the prevailing detection and radar infrastructure the place deployed and is designed to supply an autonomous response for the interception of hostile, small drones, which pose actual threats to strategic amenities around the globe.

Lately, there was a noticeable improve in using drones and different small, unmanned autos by terrorist and felony parts for the aim of attacking and disrupting the functioning of strategic amenities, resembling airports and oil and fuel amenities, in addition to mass occasions and metropolis facilities. The small measurement of those plane, and the character of their sluggish and low-altitude flight, makes it troublesome to find them, and that is normally achieved solely when they’re very near the goal. These plane can also be used for intelligence gathering, smuggling and as weapons.

Airobotics, which operates within the United Arab Emirates and in different nations, expects to determine an infrastructure community of autonomous drones which can be utilized for safety, monitoring and inspection purposes. The counter-drone functionality, whereby counter-drones are launched from a counter-drone docking station to be built-in into Airobotics Optimus UAS platform, is a complementary characteristic to the Airobotics UAS platform, which is able to working day and evening. As soon as built-in, the small, unmanned counter-drone aerial autos can launch at a quick tempo, outfitted with interception means, thus enabling the simultaneous dealing with of a number of hostile drone targets.

As quickly as detection is established, an interceptor drone might be launched, and can fly in direction of the goal underneath the steerage of the radar and the detection programs presently put in around the globe. At this stage, the intercepting drone will establish and “lock on” to the goal, utilizing laptop imaginative and prescient capabilities along with synthetic intelligence, and can observe the goal in addition to carry out the interception, by bodily damaging the attacker’s instrument and neutralizing it. The interception course of might be carried out autonomously and with none want for human intervention.

In collaboration with a neighborhood authorities physique from the United Arab Emirates, the corporate accomplished a venture the place the Airobotics Optimus System was working on the Dubai Expo 2020. There, the Airobotics drones carried out complicated duties, with none pilot involvement, visible observers, or human intervention. The Firm efficiently accomplished autonomous UAS operations twenty-four hours per day, seven days every week for six months. The a whole lot of flight hours, mixed with the operational expertise gained, are unprecedented in scope, and represent operational proof of the feasibility of the Firm’s programs over an extended time frame, in dense inhabitants concentrations.


Airobotics Ltd. (TASE: AIRO) is an Israeli producer and operator of autonomous Unmanned Plane (UAs) and Aerial Information Platforms. Airobotics UAs are used for industrial, homeland safety and good metropolis companies, offering automated information seize and evaluation companies, carried out 24/7 with out human intervention, and addressing the wants of the world’s most complicated environments. Airobotics is actively deployed in Israel and the UAE and has enterprise growth actions within the USA and Singapore. Airobotics’ Optimus System supplies an end-to-end resolution, comprising an industrial grade UAV, an automatic base station, wide-ranging regulatory certification, and an automatic information evaluation and visualization platform. The corporate’s programs are within the technique of sort certification, the primary of its variety within the US underneath the US Civil Aviation Authority, the FAA. The Kind Certificates will enable Airobotics to carry out flights over inhabitants, in populated areas, and in complicated terrains as by no means earlier than authorized. 

Earlier this yr, Airobotics introduced that it has entered right into a definitive merger settlement to be acquired by Ondas Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDS) a number one supplier of personal wi-fi, drone and automatic information options by its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ondas Networks Inc. and American Robotics Inc.