Airobotics Ltd. to Purchase Iron-Drone Belongings to Provide 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 knowledge evaluation and visualization platforms, introduced right now that it’ll purchase the mental property, technical programs, and operations of Iron-Drone Ltd., an Israeli-based firm specializing within the improvement of autonomous counter-drone programs. Topic to completion of all authorized phrases and circumstances, 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 “sensible cities,” and for the monitoring and safety of vital infrastructure and complicated industrial environments.

“We’re thrilled to carry Iron-Drone and its refined counter-drone expertise and merchandise to Airobotics,” stated 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 complicated and distinctive built-in answer, 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 isn’t attainable to make use of jamming means, comparable to airports, populated areas, and important infrastructures. By the Airobotics’ drone community, safety and surveillance officers will have the ability 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 present detection and radar infrastructure the place deployed and is designed to offer an autonomous response for the interception of hostile, small drones, which pose actual threats to strategic amenities world wide.

Lately, there was a noticeable enhance in the usage of drones and different small, unmanned automobiles by terrorist and felony components for the aim of attacking and disrupting the functioning of strategic amenities, comparable to 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 tough to find them, and that is often carried out solely when they’re very near the goal. These plane may be used for intelligence gathering, smuggling and as weapons.

Airobotics, which operates within the United Arab Emirates and in different nations, expects to ascertain 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 night time. As soon as built-in, the small, unmanned counter-drone aerial automobiles 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 can be launched, and can fly in the direction of the goal underneath the steerage of the radar and the detection programs presently put in world wide. At this stage, the intercepting drone will determine and “lock on” to the goal, utilizing pc imaginative and prescient capabilities along with synthetic intelligence, and can comply with the goal in addition to carry out the interception, by bodily damaging the attacker’s software and neutralizing it. The interception course of can be carried out autonomously and with none want for human intervention.

In collaboration with an area authorities physique from the United Arab Emirates, the corporate accomplished a mission 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 lots of 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 period, 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 sensible metropolis companies, offering automated knowledge 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 improvement actions within the USA and Singapore. Airobotics’ Optimus System supplies an end-to-end answer, comprising an industrial grade UAV, an automatic base station, wide-ranging regulatory certification, and an automatic knowledge evaluation and visualization platform. The corporate’s programs are within the means of kind certification, the primary of its form within the US underneath the US Civil Aviation Authority, the FAA. The Sort Certificates will enable Airobotics to carry out flights over inhabitants, in populated areas, and in complicated terrains as by no means earlier than authorised. 

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 knowledge options via its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ondas Networks Inc. and American Robotics Inc.


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