Companies working together to protect U.S. and allies against enemy drone threats
Perth, WA and Columbia, Maryland USA: Department 13 International Ltd (ASX:D13) – a cutting edge developer of counter drone technology, is pleased to announce it has entered into a teaming agreement with Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), a leading technology supplier to global defense organizations. The companies will work together to market and support existing counter-drone technologies and co-develop new capabilities.
D13 and Raytheon initially will seek opportunities for MESMER™, D13’s patented, low-power, non-jamming, non-line-of-sight, non-kinetic, counter-drone solution. MESMER provides a safe and effective method of protecting personnel and infrastructure from dangerous drones by automatically detecting and then stopping, redirecting or taking control of them.
“This teaming agreement marks an important milestone as Raytheon is a global leader in developing unmanned system situational awareness, mission management and command and control systems,” said Jonathan Hunter, CEO of D13. “Raytheon’s strong ties to key customers globally, combined with its quality controls and assurance, will add a great amount of depth and breadth to our MESMER development efforts.”
“Commercial drones continue to be affordable, yet effective tools for our adversaries to target U.S. and allied forces,” said Bob Busey, program director for unmanned vehicle control systems at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “We will work with D13 to bring unique counter-drone technologies to defend against these growing threats.”
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow Raytheon on Twitter.
For more information, contant:
Jonathan Hunter Chairman and CEO Department 13
+1 703 597 6574 [email protected]
Investor relations: Mark Wise Department 13
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US Media: Laura Radocaj DGI
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About Department 13
Based in Maryland, Department 13 (D13) was founded in 2010 by a team of former military operators, scientists and engineers who apply proprietary innovative advanced technology to emerging requirements. D13 is developing cutting-edge software and communication systems that have the potential to transform the networking and communication fields as well as current applications in drone defense, mobile phone IT security and secure enhanced Android phone systems. D13 is engaged with multiple counter UAS projects to provide strategic solutions for civil, military and commercial security requirements. D13 has 22 patents and 30 patent applications in the development of wireless protocol manipulation and communication networking software with applications in drone defense, local area and wide area cellular communications and networking, enhanced data bandwidth for all digital communications, cyber security for mobile devices and sophisticated RF technology applications (radiometrics). For more information about D13, please visit www.department13.com or follow us on Twitter (@D13ASX),