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Axon to acquire drone defence company

May 13, 2024  By  SP&T Staff


Axon, maker of body-cam and TASER technology, recently announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dedrone, a company whose solutions protect against drone threats while enabling “good” drones to fly by.

According to a press release, Dedrone solutions provide “continuous, autonomous interrogation and verification of drones that enables both multi-sensor and multi-mitigation options onto a single ‘pane-of-glass,'” allowing customers to detect, track, identify, analyze and mitigate drone threats.

“By combining Axon’s 30-year legacy of innovation with Dedrone’s cutting-edge airspace security solutions, we aim to revolutionize public safety once again,” said Rick Smith, founder and CEO, Axon, in a statement. “Together, we will accelerate our efforts in creating a more advanced end-to-end drone solution that enables the good drones to fly and helps ensure the bad ones don’t.”

Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO, Dedrone added: “Dedrone’s growing impact across industries such as federal governments, utilities and critical infrastructure, event venues, airports, correctional facilities and other enterprises, coupled with Axon’s powerful ecosystem of connected devices and software, will put us at the forefront of ensuring not only the safety of our communities but also the security of nations around the world.”

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The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2024, subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


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