Rapid Scout and DroneShield partnership
- Rapid Scout and DroneShield have partnered on Rapid Scout® HQ, a vehicle with integrated counter drone detect and defeat solution.
- A unique combination of DroneShield’s counterdrone system with Rapid Scout’s on-vehicle and electro-optics surveillance system.
- The companies to exhibit Rapid Scout® HQ with counterdrone capability at the Land Forces 2018 exhibition in Adelaide in September 2018.
Sydney, Australia; Virginia, USA and Melbourne, Australia – DroneShield Ltd (“DroneShield”) and Rapid Scout are pleased to release the following joint statement.
Rapid Scout. is a Melbourne based Australian private company specialising in security and surveillance equipment. Its flagship product, Rapid Scout® HQ and its associated Rapid Scout® surveillance sensors, are perfect for use anywhere traditional CCTV has limited or no coverage. Its unique design features and Rapid Scout’s ability to customise the vehicle for use in any situation, have led to demand from defence and government agencies, emergency service providers, and law enforcement and private security organisations around the Asia Pacific region.
DroneShield (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) is a public Australian company whose products provide protection from intrusions by commercial / consumer grade drones to people and critical infrastructure. DroneShield’s products include DroneSentinel™ (a sensor fusion, multi-method drone detection system), DroneSentry™ (a combined detection and interdiction system), DroneGun™ (a handheld rifle-shaped drone-mitigation device), RadarZero™ (a portable drone detection radar) and DroneCannon™ (a counter drone jammer).
Rapid Scout and DroneShield have partnered on creating the next version of Rapid Scout® HQ, a vehicle with an integrated counter drone detect and defeat solution. The earlier version of Rapid Scout® HQ incorporated a vehicle with an advanced surveillance capability, through a combination of a sophisticated mast-mounted CCTV platform on a vehicle. Going forward, Rapid Scout® will incorporate a counter drone module containing DroneShield’s RadarZero™ (portable drone detection radar), RfOne™ (drone detection via an RF direction finder) and/or DroneCannon™ (counter drone jammer) modules into the Rapid Scout® platform. The resulting product is believed to be a first of its kind, a non-military vehicle with a suite of counter drone multi-sensor detect and defeat solutions.
Rapid Scout and DroneShield will continue marketing their existing respective product suites, which remain unaffected by this partnership. The companies will co-operate on their marketing of the integrated on-vehicle solution.
The product will be unveiled at Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide, a major Australian-based international defence exhibition.
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO commented: “The partnership with an on-vehicle surveillance market leader Rapid Scout allows DroneShield to enter the vehicle-based law enforcement, security and military market, using a proven vehicle platform that ISI provides. There is a considerable interest in the market today for on-vehicle counter drone products, which Rapid Scout is well placed to meet using DroneShield’s capability.”
Stephen Bell, Rapid Scout Managing Director said: “We are excited about this partnership and believe our vehicle-based surveillance capabilities combined with DroneShield’s counter drone sector leadership enable this market leading product to meet customer requirements in the counter drone space.”
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