Cybernews

Jeffrey Starr, D-Fend Solutions: “security and safety incidents involving commercial or DYI drones are occurring at a relentless pace”

junio 25, 2022

D-Fend Solutions’ RF cyber-based counter-drone technology is featured in this Cybernews interview, showing the company’s increasing recognition in both the cyber and aerospace & defense worlds as a leader in a new generation C-UAS technology category. The interview covers the company vision and technology, the ever-changing threat across industries, and recent global drone incidents and attacks.

Dronelife

D-Fending the Skies: Counter Drone Solutions Protect Legitimate Operations

junio 18, 2022

A Drone Safety Day Special Edition, this article lauds D-Fend Solutions’ commitment to protecting those who fly right by providing counter-drone technology that enables legitimate drone operations.

Dronelife

D-Fend on Dawn of Drones: Counter Drone Technology and the Emerging Drone Society

junio 15, 2022

Dawn Zoldi interviewed D-Fend Solutions CTO Assaf Monsa to discuss C-UAS tech and trends and how cyber counter-drone solutions can enable a drone-powered society while defending against rogue drone threats.

Security Magazine

Global Incidents Show Rogue Drones Have Increased

mayo 16, 2022

BNP Media‘s Security Magazine recently published this piece from D-Fend Solutions on the increase in rogue drone incidents, including recent examples, underlying causes, research findings, and sector-specific notes.

The UAV Digest

Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan

mayo 13, 2022

In this podcast, D-Fend Solutions’ CMO Jeffrey Starr offers his analysis of the Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan issued by the White House. The Action Plan seeks to protect against the increasing threat of UAS in unauthorized airspace by calling on Congress to “adopt legislation to close critical gaps in existing law and policy that currently impede government and law enforcement from protecting the American people and our vital security interests.”

Jeffrey points out that the Plan safeguards the expansion of positive UAS activity while also protecting against malicious actors. He also makes the case that next-generation detection and mitigation technologies must be employed to overcome the limitations of legacy systems.

Aerospace & Defense Technology

A New Approach to Counter-UAS Technology

mayo 1, 2022

Modern-day military conflicts increasingly rely on drone warfare, with DIY drones being used for asymmetrical warfare, and conventional militaries using drones to see over ridgelines, and adjust targeting and mortar fire. Controlling rogue drones and reaping the intelligence that comes with them is crucial.

In this article, Jeffrey Starr, D-Fend Solutions’ CMO explains the shortcomings of traditional C-UAS in the asymmetrical battlefield and the benefits of next-generation radio frequency-based, cyber-takeover counter-drone solutions that resolve these challenges.

CTech by Calcalist

20-Minute Leaders: “We developed technology to identify and locate hostile drones, and we take control of them.”

abril 5, 2022

D-Fend Solutions’ CEO Zohar Halachmi discusses drone technology, risks, and scenarios and tells the fascinating story behind the company. Note especially his compelling take on the company’s «Make It Happen» and «Achieve the Impossible» culture.

 

 

Aviation Week Network

Counter-Drone Startup D-Fend Solutions Expects Public Debut

marzo 30, 2022

In this article, Michael Bruno, Sr. Business Editor at Aviation Week Network – the No.1 source for aerospace and defense intelligence – interviewed D-Fend Solutions’ CEO Zohar Halachmi, to understand the company’s history, plans, differentiators, C-UAS technology, and viewpoints on the market and the rogue drone threat.

Drone Radio Show

Removing Rogue Drones Safely Without Disruption

marzo 14, 2022

Randy Goers, host, and creator of the Drone Radio Show, showcases «technology to change the drone world» and is recognized as one of the leading content creators in the industry.

In this podcast, D-Fend Solutions’ CMO Jeffrey Starr talks about a key question, “How is it possible to stop a rogue drone when there are crowds of people nearby?” as background for a wide-ranging discussion about counter-drone detection and mitigation, with an account of an actual incident involving mission-critical anti-drone use cases of both VIP and major event protection.

 

SDM

Why Airspace Security is a Good Opportunity for Integrators

marzo 11, 2022

Like the airspace it protects, counter-drone solutions are a big-sky opportunity for security integrators to expand the scope of security services they offer further into the perimeter.

In this article, SDM Magazine interviews Jeffrey Starr, D-Fend Solutions CMO, who discusses the growth drivers, market opportunities, complementary synergies for related services, and the suitability of the systems for multiple specific sectors and industries across various sensitive environments.

Security Boulevard

From Drone to Counter-Drone: The Shifting Role of Cybersecurity

enero 28, 2022

Jeffrey Starr, D-Fend Solutions’ CMO, explains the expanding role of cybertechnology in the drone arena and the benefits that cyber-based technology offers for comprehensive, sophisticated counter-drone defense programs for end-to-end rogue drone incident detection and mitigation. 

UNMANNED AIRSPACE

“Every sensitive or mission-critical site will ultimately need some sort of drone detection and mitigation capability”

enero 24, 2022

Financial TImes

Low-Cost Warfare: US Military Battles With ‘Costco Drones’

enero 5, 2022

D-Fend Solutions was mentioned in an insightful article by Katrina Manson on how «small, cheap drones are one of the most significant threats to American forces.»

Dronelife

Preventing a Drone Attack on the Pope: D-Fend Solutions Deployed During Open Air Mass

diciembre 29, 2021

D-Fend Solutions’ C-UAS technology prevented a potential drone attack on an open-air mass in Slovakia that was officiated by Pope Francis and attended by 60,000 people.

America

Israeli Defense Company Says It Protected Pope Francis From Rogue Drone in Slovakia

diciembre 16, 2021

D-Fend Solutions’ counter-drone technology protected Pope Francis and 60,000 people from a rogue drone at an outdoor Mass in Sastin, Slovakia.

 

Noviny Plus Slovenska Produkcna

Slovakian Newscast on D-Fend Solutions’ Airspace Protection During the Pope’s Visit to Slovakia

diciembre 14, 2021

Newscast in Slovakian of how D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir anti-drone system successfully identified and fended off a rogue drone at Pope Francis’ mass in Šaštín.

The Hill

Rogue Drone Removed From Pope Francis Mass in Slovakia

diciembre 13, 2021

D-Fend Solutions utilized its EnforceAir anti-drone system to identify and fend off a rogue drone that threatened a mass that Pope Francis was leading with 60,000 worshippers.

J POST

Israeli Tech Removes Drone Threat from Pope Mass

diciembre 13, 2021

D-Fend Solutions’ counter-drone technology safeguarded Pope Francis and 60,000 worshippers in Slovakia by fending off a rogue drone.

Rotor Drone Pro

The Best Defense

diciembre 1, 2021

Counter-UAS technology was again on display at Xponential in 2021, although one company stood out from the rest: D-Fend Solutions…focus on continuity is what sets D-Fend Solutions apart…(it) offers the pinpoint accuracy of a sniper rifle— eliminating recognized threats while allowing other drones to continue their missions unaffected.

U.S. Army

Task Force Phoenix CEMA cell in the fight against adversary unmanned aerial systems

octubre 18, 2021

Coalition forces are countering adversary unmanned aerial systems with a rapidly evolving set of tools and training. Task Force Phoenix—a combat aviation brigade responsible for full-spectrum aviation operations – has a dedicated Cyberspace Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) cell that is assisting in the counter-UAS (C-UAS) fight. The CEMA team gave participants hands-on training with the EnforceAir ground-based C-UAS system.

UAS Magazine

Drone Security and Defense

octubre 6, 2021

An interview with Assaf Monsa the CTO of D-Fend Solutions interviewed by John Nelson, vice president of UAS Magazine about counter-drone security and defense.

UNMANNED AIRSPACE

Croatia Control and D-Fend Demonstrate integrated counter drone solution at Split Airport

octubre 1, 2021

The demo successfully proved the compatibility of Croatia Control’s AMC Portal system, through which drone flights are approved and managed in the Republic of Croatia, with D-Fend’s EnforceAir system for detection, identification and protection against unauthorized drone flights

Health, Safety and Security Review

Showcasing the Latest in Security Technologies – Control the Drone to Control the Threat

octubre 1, 2021

In an interview at the International Security Expo in London, Martin Broomhead, D-Fend Solutions’ UK General Manager, discusses the wide-ranging nature of drone threats, the limitations of traditional C-sUAS solutions and the benefits of cyber-takeover technology.

Security Magazine

Fresh C-sUAS solutions are needed to defeat airport drone risks

septiembre 28, 2021

This article by CMO Jeffrey Starr covers different dimensions of the airport drone threat, explains the drawback of legacy C-UAS technologies at airports, and makes the case for a fresh approach for antidrone methods at airports.

REGIONAL GATEWAY

Safe Integration of Unmanned Systems: Airport Priorities

septiembre 14, 2021

D-Fend Solutions has deployed its non-jamming EnforceAir solution at airports globally. The system’s classification capability, designed to distinguish between authorized and rogue drones, empowers users to mitigate rogue drones.

AMC Portal Insights & News

AMC Portal – EnforceAir Integration

septiembre 10, 2021

Croatia Control and D-Fend Solutions agreed on the integration of the AMC Portal and EnforceAir systems to create a unique solution for ANSPs to provide UTM services in the immediate vicinity of airports, with demonstrated  compatibility of the two systems. The AMC Portal system has integrated services and functions for approving and managing drone flights, in  integration with the EnforceAir system, enabling the reception of real-time drone flight images.

SDM

Getting on Top of the Curve with Drones & Robots

septiembre 1, 2021

EnforceAir’s advanced capabilities and use cases, including a photo and description about event and stadium protection, are called out in this SDM article. There is also an interview with CMO Jeffrey Starr. Be sure to open the section «Words of Wisdom: Airspace (Counter-Drone) Security.»

AIRPORT TECHNOLOGY

Q&A: D-Fend on Counter-Drone Measures in the Aviation Sector

junio 18, 2021

Jeffrey Starr, D-Fend Solutions’ Chief Marketing Officer, explains the different ways that drones threaten aircraft, how to determine which drones are actually dangerous and the advantages of cyber-takeover technology.

 

Security Today

Low Altitude, High Risk

junio 1, 2021

Whether a drone is piloted by a malicious operator or a careless hobbyist, airport safety and security staff are facing a formidable challenge that we can call “low altitude, high risk.”

Commercial Drone Professional

EnforceAir: Protecting Borders Against Illegal Trafficking

mayo 31, 2021

RF cyber takeover is optimal to protect international borders from hostile drone incursions, regardless of the terrain. Systems can combine multiple sensors to protect borders via detection, prevention and apprehension of rogue drones and their pilots at (or near) the border by conducting surveillance from a safe position.

J Post

EXCLUSIVE: Technology Can Hack, Take Control and Stop Drone Swarm

marzo 9, 2021

«D-Fend’s technology was able to hack multiple drones at the same time…the holy grail of anti-drone technology.»

IFSEC Global

Counter drone tactics: Which drones are a real threat, and which aren’t?

febrero 18, 2021

With airborne security more important than ever, security personnel must be able to differentiate between drones that are a nuisance, and those that are a genuine threat. Here is advice on what to look for when assessing drones that may cause a genuine security or safety risk.

TOOLBOX | Security

2021 Predictions for the Ever-Evolving Counter-Drone Landscape

febrero 16, 2021

The growth and widened adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will continue as drones become more widely adopted in downstream applications. Here are six predictions for the counter-drone space race in 2021

i24 News

Cutting-Edge Counter-Drone Technology

febrero 14, 2021

i24NEWS feature including CEO Interview with Zohar Halachmi and Demo, with vehicular action, and special focus on avoiding collateral damage.

Sports Illustrated

As Drones Take Off, MLB Has to Play Defense

febrero 11, 2021

“ ’Exponentially’ is probably a good term to use,” Terry DiVittorio says of the growth in demand for counter-drone tech services like D-Fend, where he serves as general manager of operations for North America…The majority of people who are encountered like this are “just careless or clueless,” DiVittorio says. While security has to approach these people carefully, so they don’t panic or do something like crash the drone into the playing field, there generally is not a problem with getting them to listen. But there’s another class of offenders—those who do it on purpose.

DARK Reading

RF Enables Takeover of Hostile Drones

febrero 2, 2021

Tempting as it may be to blast drones out of the sky, a less aggressive approach may yield better data about attackers – and keep bystanders safe.

Defense One

2021 Is the Year the Small Drone Arms Race Heats Up

enero 26, 2021

Jamming drones, or even blasting them out of the sky, might work fine over the strait of Hormuz or the desert sands of Syria, but it’s a tricker proposition in the cities where the military expects to fight. Just finding them is a big problem. Small drones are often too small for radar, too cool for thermal sensors, and too soft for sound detectors. One promising approach combines detection and defense: hijacking radio control signals.

iHLS

D-Fend Solutions Takeover Technology Takes Early Leadership in Cyber-Based Counter-Drone Space

diciembre 22, 2020

D-Fend Solutions is becoming a counter-drone leader by employing cyber technology to take over rogue drones. D-Fend Solutions’ takeover technology aims to take over the counter-drone industry, and the early traction and validation are certainly very impressive.

Regional Gateway

No-Drone Zone (excerpts)

diciembre 16, 2020

Whether small regional airports or big primary hubs, the rise in hazards associated with UAVs is
something all air transport hubs need to address.

Security Magazine

Six Steps to Control a Rogue Drone Incident

diciembre 8, 2020

D-Fend Solutions explains the six possible steps of a rogue drone incident – detection and mitigation.

Unmanned Airspace

D-Fend Solutions Expands U.S. Headquarters and Targets Larger North American Footprint

noviembre 13, 2020

D-Fend Solutions North America is now fully staffed and equipped to perform full business lifecycle services, including sales, system demonstrations, service delivery, support, and ongoing service and maintenance.

EXECUTIVE BIZ

USAF Vet Terry DiVittorio to Lead D-Fend’s Expanded North American Business

noviembre 13, 2020

DiVittorio will lead a team, which includes personnel in Canada, to expand the company’s presence in North America and deliver services to customers in the region.

SECURITY WORLD

D-Fend Solutions Significantly Expands Operations in North America to Meet Increasing Demand for its Counter-Drone Solutions

noviembre 12, 2020

D-Fend Solutions’ tapped industry expert and former U.S. military veteran Terry DiVittorio as General Manager to lead the North American business.

DRONE DJ

Counter-Drone Company D-Fend Solutions Opens North American Office

noviembre 12, 2020

Counter-drone company D-Fend Solutions has opened its first North American office in McLean, Virginia, to expand its operations and meet the increasing demand for counter-drone products and solutions.

Markets Insider

D-Fend Solutions Significantly Expands North American Operations

noviembre 12, 2020

D-Fend announced the expansion of its North American headquarters in McLean, Virginia. This announcement follows D-Fend Solutions’ strategic focus on North America…

Authority Magazine

Zohar Halachmi of D-Fend Solutions on How Their Technological Innovation Will Shake Up the Industry

noviembre 11, 2020

Zohar shares his vision for the future of the counter-drone space and offers “five things I wish someone told me before I started.”

ISRAEL 21 C

The Israeli Technologies Fighting the Drone Threat at Airports

octubre 28, 2020

D-Fend Solutions was profiled as part of an article about Israeli-based companies that are innovating in the counter-drone space.

iHLS

AUS&R Demo Day Product Review: D-Fend Solutions EnforceAir Counter-Drone (C-sUAS) Takeover System

octubre 8, 2020

On a September sunny day, as part of the iHLS AUS&R Broadcast Edition demo day, D-Fend Solutions showcased the advantages of its EnforceAir counter-drone solution in a field demonstration.

Potomac Officers Club

Former FAA Head Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

septiembre 28, 2020

Huerta brings more than 20 years of experience in the aviation safety and security industry to contribute to the organization’s growth and market presence in the domestic counter small, unmanned aircraft security services space.

DRONE DJ

Former FAA Head Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

septiembre 28, 2020

Former FAA head Michael Huerta has joined the advisory board of counter-drone company D-Fend Solutions to help rapidly grow the company. Huerta will bring his expertise in airspace management and airport safety to the counter-drone company.

Aero-News Network

Former FAA Boss Michael Huerta Joins Drone Defense Firm Advisory Board

septiembre 27, 2020

D-Fend Solutions has attracted none other than former FAA Boss Michael Huerta to join its Advisory Board. The former head of the FAA will bring his aviation safety and security industry expertise to assist the company.

DRONE TECH UAV

Former Head Of Federal Aviation Administration Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Options’ Advisory Board – Drones Information

septiembre 25, 2020

Huerta was the FAA Administrator from December 2011 to January 2018, where he was responsible for overseeing the safety and productivity of the world’s largest aerospace administration and a budget of $ 16 billion and more than $ 47,000 under management employees.

Drone Market

Former Head of Federal Aviation Administration Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Solutions Advisory Board – sUAS Information

septiembre 25, 2020

The previous head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will deliver his aviation security and safety business experience to help in D-Fend’s fast progress, contributing to the corporate’s market management.

EXECUTIVE BIZ

Former FAA Chief Michael Huerta Named D-Fend Advisory Board Member

septiembre 24, 2020

“I’m thrilled to join the D-Fend Solutions team and collaborate on solutions for a more safe and secure airspace,» said Huerta.

Commercial Drone Professional

Counter-Drone Company D-Fend Welcomes Former Head of FAA to Board

septiembre 24, 2020

Michael Huerta, also currently on the board for Delta Air Lines, will bring years of industry experience in aviation safety and security to the role.

VENUES NOW

Drone Security without the Fireworks

septiembre 24, 2020

In response to drone incursions at outdoor facilities such as the September landing of an unmanned aircraft at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs-Cleveland Indians game, D-Fend Solutions is touting its ability to mitigate such situations.

UAS WEEKLY

Former Head of FAA Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

septiembre 24, 2020

The former head of the FAA will bring his aviation safety and security industry expertise to assist in D-Fend’s rapid growth.

Janes

Pentagon’s Special Ops Directorate Selects EnforceAir C-UAS Platforms

febrero 20, 2020

The US Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) special operations and low-intensity conflict (SO/LIC) directorate has selected D-Fend Solutions as the sole provider for RF capabilities for counter-drone operations.

Israel Defense

D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir selected by the US DIU during ‘Counter Drone 2’

febrero 6, 2020

EnforceAir was selected out of a field of 16 companies, who were being evaluated as potential suppliers of component technology during the Black Dart 2019 event.

Israel Hayom

An Israeli Company Will Neutralize Drone Threats for the U.S

febrero 4, 2020

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כפתרון המשולב במערכת נטרול הרחפנים של היחידה.

Globes

Israeli Counter-Drone Co D-Fend Raises $28m

septiembre 24, 2019

Israeli counter-drone solution provider for urban environments D-Fend Solutions announced today that it has raised $28 million in funding led by Claridge Israel with participation by previous investor Vertex Israel.

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