Fortem Technologies, a leader in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, has announced a new, smaller portable counter-UAS system in direct response to the crisis in Ukraine. Working closely with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Fortem has provided Ukraine with a number of Fortem SkyDome portable counter-UAS solutions, as well as on-site training and support. The solution includes the Fortem DroneHunter, which autonomously removes drones from the sky day and night.
Ukraine urgently needs portable counter-drone technology to detect and disarm Group 1 and Group II enemy surveillance drones. Recognizing this, Fortem took its pre-existing handheld counter-UAS system and further miniaturized and simplified it for use as an expeditionary rapid deployment system.
“Fortem creates the best drone interceptor in the world. We work every day to protect venues, campuses and entire cities from rogue drone incursions,” said Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies. “When our predictions came true – that drones would be widely used in the next major conflict – we knew we had to act quickly to arm our allies with the technology needed to protect themselves from drone surveillance and attack.”
The Fortem SkyDome portable counter-UAS solution can be installed very quickly with a network de-energized without connection to electrical networks or generators. This allows expeditionary forces to operate on the frontier of a conflict without being dependent on heavy and noisy operating infrastructure or support equipment. The solution is very safe for operators, as the operator can be stationed far away and can stop transmissions on ground radios to avoid electronic detection. The detection sensors operate at a very high beamwidth and low power, so it is extremely difficult to detect the solution with electronic countermeasures.
“It is obvious that the new weapon of war is drones, and countries must be prepared to protect their people and infrastructure from such attacks,” said a senior UKR MOD official. “Fortem’s SkyDome system helps detect and mitigate drone attacks, helping Ukraine in its fight against Putin’s forces.”
Currently, Fortem Technologies is deployed in the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and most recently in Ukraine. Additionally, Toshiba recently chose Fortem as its global counter drone partner.
To learn more, please visit www.fortemtech.com.
About Fortem Technologies, Inc.
Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, security and defense to detect and defeat dangerous drones. With an advanced end-to-end system of distributed radar and cameras, artificial intelligence at the edge, deep sensor integration, and autonomous drone capture, Fortem is deployed across 5 continents to monitor and defend the global airspace at venues, campuses and the metro. Regions. The same system accelerates global airspace security for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company is privately held and backed by Toshiba, Boeing, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company, Signia Venture Partners and others. For more information, visit fortemtech.com.