Pierce Aerospace, DroneShield Partner to Integrate Remote ID and C-UAS Technologies
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Pierce Aerospace has partnered with Counter-UAS leader DroneShield to integrate Pierce Aerospace’s Flight Portal ID Remote ID technologies into DroneShield’s C-UAS and Command and Control systems, including DroneSentry-C2, granting end users enhanced situational awareness and advanced UAS identification capabilities starting in 2023.
Based in the United States and Australia and with a presence in more than 100 countries, DroneShield is a leader in C-UAS technology with a recent recommendation from the U.S. DOD’s Joint C-sUAS Office (JCO). DroneShield has clients ranging from the United States Air Force to Australian Defence Force and several European defense agencies.
“We’ve worked with DroneShield for a few years at private and DOD-sponsored C-UAS integration events,” said Pierce Aerospace CEO Aaron Pierce. “DroneShield has been a consistent advocate for our capabilities, and their technologies offer a great platform for integration. Their C-UAS systems are proven, and I’m excited to see end users work with an integrated solutions package that pairs radio frequency based detect and defeat, innovative command and control, and our Remote ID and Combat ID capabilities.”
Prior collaborations between the two companies combined their Remote ID and RF defeat technologies in dismounted, on-the-move, and fixed-site C-UAS experiments. Incorporating Flight Portal ID’s data feeds into DroneShield’s DroneSentry-C2 system gives users the ability to positively identify UAS, improving security operations by offering a comprehensive air picture with target discrimination.
“The integration of Flight Portal ID and DroneSentry-C2 provides users with the comprehensive picture needed to deconflict their airspace, maintain safe flight operations for both crewed and uncrewed aircrafts, while also having the real-time intelligence and means necessary to protect that airspace,” said DroneShield CEO Matt McCrann . “It’s a game changer – not only for security and Counter-UAS adoption, but this joint capability also addresses key requirements for effective Unmanned Traffic Management and serves as an enabler of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) initiatives.”
This new integration can be deployed for a myriad of potential applications, with Unmanned Traffic Management and C-UAS solutions continuing to combine in many instances throughout civilian, Government, military, and private use cases.
Pierce Aerospace’s Flight Portal ID comprises Remote ID receivers, broadcast modules, software, integration capabilities, and remote administration services. Flight Portal ID provides cutting edge Remote ID solutions and boasts an integration service record with roughly a dozen commercial unmanned traffic management (UTM), detect and avoid (DAA), and DoD command and control (C2) and C-UAS systems. Both commercial and government solutions are currently available for integration with C-UAS, UAS OEMs, and UTM providers.
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.
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