D-Fend Updates EnforceAir: Staying Out in Front of the Drone Threat

D-Fend updates EnforceAirCounter drone solutions continue to evolve: D-Fend updates EnforceAir to add new features, and new services.

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Today, D-Fend Solutions, the award-winning leader in radio frequency (RF), cyber-based, counter-drone takeover technology, revealed a new version of its flagship software product, EnforceAir, as part of the company’s quarterly software enhancement program.

The new version of EnforceAir includes a suite of new features that provide users with additional protection plan options, detailed map information to improve the efficacy of communication with law enforcement, and enhanced safety features. The new version also implements improvements to D-Fend’s Multi-Sensor Command & Control (MSC2) system.

Protection and alert areas within the stationary protection plans can now be circular, as well as the original polygon shape, depending on user needs and the scenario. Circular protection areas are located by default around EnforceAir’s location, and can be adjusted to allow for greater flexibility and to protect more distant areas. This update applies to both single and multi-zone alert and protection areas.

Street names and points of interest have been added to online maps in order to make it easier for users to get oriented and to quickly share information with law enforcement regarding precise drone pilot location. This information is displayed by default but can be manually toggled off.

Creating and editing safe routes for rogue drones now requires a minimum altitude of above 30 meters for safe routes and when landing at the nearest waypoint, and the distance between waypoints to be no less than 20 meters. Additionally, the maximum number of waypoints in a safe route is limited to eight.

“Our customers were instrumental in guiding much of the innovation in this latest version and numerous D-Fend Solutions clients have already installed it,” said D-Fend President and CPO Yaniv Benbenisti. “This new version further differentiates EnforceAir’s anti-drone offerings by facilitating even greater control and safety, to maintain day-to-day continuity in sensitive environments. We remain committed to upgrading our software on a regular basis to stay in front of the continuously evolving drone threat.”

D-Fend Solutions’ Multi-Sensor Command & Control system (MSC2), a central management solution, controls multiple EnforceAir sensors remotely from a single server, empowering organizations to intuitively safeguard vast expanses of land from rogue drones.

As D-Fend updates EnforceAir, the current version supports the new tactical MSC2 configuration, which enables users to easily deploy and operate multiple EnforceAir units through the MSC2 application in the field, or other ad-hoc deployments. The configuration is based on a Dell Latitude 5420 laptop, which functions as the MSC2 server and operating station. It provides the same operation, detection and mitigation capabilities as the MSC2 stationary configuration, while allowing operational agility and flexibility.

Additional features include the ability to set a custom duration for the system’s audio alert notification, the setting of landing-point location for rogue drones can be via coordinates, an “Apply All” option when editing safe routes details, editing of the alert area for moving asset plans via keyboard or slider, and the display of the approximated detection zone for the Long-Range Directional antenna.These additions further improve the already easy-to-use technology and increase the system’s protection capabilities.

Read more about counter drone policy and practice, cUAS strategy in the U.K., and counter drone market solutions.

Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer