Gordon Kesting, Glenn McArthur Join D-Fend’s US Leadership Team

June 21, 2024

D-Fend Solutions has expanded its U.S. leadership team with the appointment of Gordon Kesting as vice president of U.S. sales and business development and Glenn McArthur as business development manager.

Both executives bring extensive industry experience and will help the company dominate the counter-unmanned aerial system sector through its U.S. operations, sales and partnerships.

Security Info Watch

D-Fend Solutions Bolsters US Team with Defense and Homeland Security Industry Veterans

June 20, 2024

D-Fend has appointed Gordon Kesting as Vice President, U.S. Sales and Business Development, and Glenn McArthur as Business Development Manager.

These additions to the company will support the continued advancement of its U.S. presence and operations from its Mclean, Virginia office.

Inside Unmanned Systems

D-Fend Solutions Expands U.S. Team with Defense and Homeland Security Experts

June 20, 2024

The company, which focuses on the military, homeland security, law enforcement, and airport sectors, has strengthened its presence with strategic hires to support its operations from its McLean, Virginia office.

The new appointments include Gordon Kesting as Vice President of U.S. Sales and Business Development and Glenn McArthur as Business Development Manager. Both bring extensive experience in defense and homeland security, positioning D-Fend Solutions to continue its leadership in the C-UAS market.

Security Systems News

D-Fend Solutions Bolsters Adds to US Team

June 20, 2024

In response to the rapid growth in demand for the organization’s solutions, D-Fend said these additions to the company will support the continued advancement of its U.S. presence and operations from its Mclean, Virginia office.

Industrial Equipment News

D-Fend Solutions Bolsters U.S. Team with Homeland Security Veterans

June 20, 2024

The hires to are in place to grow market presence.

Gordon Kesting appointed as Vice President, U.S. Sales and Business Development, and Glenn McArthur as Business Development Manager. With their expertise and experience, D-Fend Solutions is poised to continue developing and leading in multiple C-UAS market sectors through its U.S. operations, sales, partnerships, and implementations.

La Razon

Spanish Air Force Acquires a Second EnforceAir2 Anti-Drone, the Same System that Already Protected the Pope

June 13, 2024

Drones have increasingly become a danger to citizens. Their proliferation, their small size and the difficulty in detecting them complicate the work of the State security forces and agencies, which is why they must resort to sophisticated solutions capable of creating safe aerial environments.

As such, the Spanish Air Force has awarded Target Tecnología a second contract for the EnforceAir2 C-UAS anti-drone system, manufactured by D-Fend Solutions. The first award for the acquisition of EnforceAir2, took place at the end of last year, 2023; now, with this new tender, the confidence and satisfaction achieved with the operation of the system is reinforced.


Straight Arrow News

Drones are Changing Combat, US Military Needs to Adapt

June 12, 2024

“Those involved in developing solutions to the evolving drone threat said there’s a sense of urgency… retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Lance Landrum stressed the importance of staying ahead of the threat…taking new approaches… Detecting an inbound threat…and stopping a single drone or a swarm of drones will take a leap in technology…. “they can exploit gaps and seams in traditional air defense systems in ways that traditional offensive systems haven’t in the past,” Landrum said.

While challenges persist, progress is being made…. D-Fend Solutions has EnforceAir, which allows operators to neutralize enemy drones by detecting them and taking them over.”


Booz Allen Hamilton Identifies Non-Kinetic C-UAS as a Key Emerging Technology

June 10, 2024

D-Fend Solutions Recognized for Advancements in Cyber and RF Effects. The BAH report highlights the need for the DoD to adopt technologies that enhance mission effectiveness, noting Non-Kinetic C-UAS technology as a top emerging option.

Emerging Innovators were chosen for their technical merit, leadership, commercial traction, investor support, and U.S. government engagement. Cyber Takeover, a distinct effector technology within Non-Kinetic C-UAS, is highlighted as vital for countering COTS UAS Systems. Key applications include Base Protection, Mobile Air Defense, and Crowd Protection. These systems are expected to become more mobile and operationally feasible, as seen in D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir2.


D-Fend Solutions Recognized as an Emerging Innovator

June 10, 2024

D-Fend Solutions announced its inclusion in Booz Allen Hamilton’s new research report, “Top 10 Emerging Technologies For DoD and National Security.” The report spotlights emerging dual-use technologies poised to deliver immediate mission impact within the next one to three years, particularly in the defense and intelligence sectors. Non-kinetic C-UAS technology is one of the top ten technologies, with D-Fend Solutions recognized as an Emerging Innovator in this category.

Homeland Security Today

Booz Allen Hamilton Names Non-Kinetic C-UAS From D-Fend Solutions as a Top Emerging Technology

June 10, 2024

Cyber Takeover defined as an effector technology within Non-Kinetic Counter-UAS and declared as essential to combat hostile Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) UAS Systems

D-Fend Solutions was included in the new research report from BAH which highlights emerging dual-use technologies likely to achieve day-one mission impact in defense and intelligence within the next one to three years.

SIA Security Industry Association

Complexities of Addressing Hostile Drone Threats

June 6, 2024

Addressing UAS security risks while safeguarding our society was one of the key challenges explored during the SIA GovSummit panel. Counter-drone technologies rooted in military strategies may prove inadequate in sensitive civilian environments, leading to disruptions and potential collateral damage, and C-UAS measures in sensitive environments should aim to achieve fast and accurate detection, safety, and continuity.


The UAS Menace: Evolving Threats and Advanced Countermeasures

June 4, 2024

A tour through multiple countries in Europe and Asia, focusing on many types of dangerous drone incidents, including airport incursions, smuggling, and espionage. The discussion then shifts to RF-Cyber Takeover C-UAS, including its real-world applications and future-readiness.

Straight Arrow News

New Tech is Built for the Evolving Nature of Combat: Weapons and Warfare

May 30, 2024

At Sea-Air-Space 2024, SAIC’s Jeremy Davidson showed Ryan Robertson of SAN how SAIC meets the military’s urgent need to eliminate drone threats with “proven, tested, and results-driven” technology, highlighting D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir cyber-takeover.

See 11:09 – 11:41


UK Tourists on Holiday in France Warned Country ‘Cannot Cope’

May 19, 2024

Birmingham Live looks at the threat of potential hostile drone attacks, and included observations from D-Fend on the constraints in bringing  counter-drone solutions originally developed for military applications into a crowded civilian environment, the special challenges of overcoming crowded skies and not always having a clear line of sight, and the specialized requirements of C-UAS for major gatherings.


Fears Paris Olympics Can’t Cope with Threat of Hostile Drone Attack

May 19, 2024

One of Britain’s most famous news publications presents a compelling article about drone dangers at major events, including an interview with D-Fend covering the differences in counter-drone mitigation in military versus civilian environments, shortcomings in traditional C-UAS technologies in sensitive settings, specific challenges in urban venues, a case study of RF-Cyber C-UAS technology deployed at a large outdoor event, and the concept of a layered and escalating defense strategy.

Defense and Security Monitor

AAAA and Modern Day Marine Tradeshows Highlight Demand for UAS and C-UAS

May 6, 2024

“The U.S. Army and Marine Corps are prioritizing the application of emerging technologies, especially unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the ability to counter them.”

“It’s clearly worth giving these technologies a closer look.”

  • RF Cyber Takeover
  • Example: D-FEND Solutions’ EnforceAir

“They represent some of the most cutting-edge advancements in the UAS and C-UAS markets.”

Toronto Star

Ontario prisons seeing more drone drops, with criminals often flying them right to inmates’ windows, guards’ union says

April 27, 2024

The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, in a major article about the increasing number of drone drops to Ontario prisons, pointed to D-Fend Solutions as a company that “offers solutions to the illegal traffic”…. “The company applies these skills to continuously develop new capabilities, with an eye to proactively build next-generation solutions and always staying a drone threat ahead.”

The article also presented D-Fend’s perspectives on the challenge of kinetic technologies at prisons.


Breaking Defense

Naval Warfare. The Sights of Sea Air Space

April 10, 2024

D-Fend Solutions and SAIC were showing off a mobile CUAS solution that allows modular configurability to tailor for mission specific goals.



International Security Journal

Airspace Safety and Continuity with Counter-Drone Technology

April 2, 2024

A close look at RF-Cyber Counter-Drone technology and its next-generation approach.



Mobility Engineering

RF-Cyber for Counter-UAS – Next Generation Air Defense in Sensitive Environments

April 1, 2024

An overview of drone threats, limitations of legacy C-UAS technologies, and the promise of a new RF-Cyber innovations.




Solutions to UAV Problems…The Need to Counter Hostile Drones

March 5, 2024

“The defense establishment has hailed D-Fend Solutions’ cybersecurity solution as a success …The product is a counter-drone system based on radio frequency (RF) cyber-takeover technology…the radio spectrum has become the technological battlefield where D-Fend operates.”


Uniting Global Forces for a Safer Tomorrow: World Police Summit 2024 in Dubai

February 23, 2024

As unauthorized drone activity poses an increasing threat, D-Fend Solutions rises to the challenge with its innovative and safe counter-drone technology. They go beyond simple mitigation, protecting critical infrastructure and public mass events from disruptions and potential harm.

Their expertise lies in comprehensive counter-drone solutions, encompassing advanced detection systems, effective mitigation technology, and centralized command & control platforms.

Airport Technology

Drones in Defense: The Leading Companies Revealed

February 8, 2024

GlobalData Plc‘s industry experts meticulously researched and analyzed the latest innovations and emerging technologies in the segment, defined as “systems devices and methods designed to counter or neutralize target aerial vehicles (drones)…and prevent them from posing a threat.”

The companies were mapped by application diversity and geographic reach. “In terms of application diversity, BAE Systems, D-Fend Solutions, and Northrop Grumman are some of the leading innovators.”


D-Fend Solutions Triumphs Again With EnforceAir2 At The 2024 Intersec Awards

February 4, 2024

Innovative Counter-Drone Technology Sets New Standards in Homeland Security.

EnforceAir2’s win of the 2024 Premier Homeland Security Solutions Award is “a testament to the company’s continued excellence in addressing national security threats.”

This win ”highlights the company’s continued leadership and innovative approach in the realm of homeland security. As drone-related threats evolve, D-Fend Solutions remains at the forefront, offering advanced, reliable solutions to safeguard nations and their citizens.”



International Security Journal

Control, Safety and Continuity

February 4, 2024

A close look at RF-Cyber Counter-Drone technology and its next-generation approach.



Security Info Watch

D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir Secures Second Consecutive Intersec Security Award

February 1, 2024

EnforceAir2 was recognized as an outstanding product or service specifically designed for addressing and mitigating threats to national security, aimed at ensuring the safety of a country and its citizens.



D-Fend Receives Homeland Security Award

February 1, 2024

D-Fend Solutions has been recognized for the second consecutive year as an Intersec Security Award recipient. This year, D-Fend’s recently released product, EnforceAir2, was recognized as the 2024 Intersec Premier Homeland Security Solutions Award winner. This honor was announced at the 2024 Intersec Expo on January 17th at the Dubai World Trade Centre.



sUAS News

D-Fend Solutions Wins 2024 Homeland Security Award

January 31, 2024

D-Fend’s EnforceAir2 was awarded the 2024 Intersec Premier Homeland Security Solutions Award, recognizing it as an outstanding product or service specifically designed for addressing and mitigating threats to national security, aimed at ensuring the safety of a country and its citizens.



Security Middle East

Outstanding Cyber Security Innovations at Intersec Awards 2024

January 22, 2024

D-Fend Solutions wins Premier Homeland Security Solutions Award at Intersec 2024.

Grant Tuchten, Portfolio Director at Intersec organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “The winners of the Intersec Awards 2024 truly exemplify the pinnacle of excellence across the region and beyond. We not only applaud their success but also recognise the profound impact they have on shaping the future of safety and security.”



El Debate

New Air Force System Allows Taking Control Over Hostile Drones From a Backpack

January 18, 2024

In response to the proliferation of drones posing potential threats, the Spanish Air and Space Force awarded Target Tecnología the tender for D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir2 C-UAS system.


New Systems are Being Rushed Into Operation to Enhance Drone and Counter-Drone Capabilities

January 15, 2024

D-Fend – disrupting drones on a large scale.
In view of the drones operated by Hamas and Hezbollah, there is a need to disrupt these devices. On October 7, Hamas sent over dozens of drones. D Fend Solutions has developed RF-Cyber counter-drone technology, which is being used on a massive scale to control the drone threat.


Commercial UAV News

Top Commercial Drone Stories of 2023

January 10, 2024

Commercial UAV News mentioned D-Fend’s introduction of innovative counter-drone solutions as one of the top Counter-UAS commercial drone stories of 2023!

Transport Security International

The Drone Threat to Airports, and Ways to Counter It: A TSI Roundtable

December 21, 2023

As drones become increasingly popular with the public, their intrusion on airport airspace is becoming an increasingly serious problem. To find out what can and is being done to counter the airport drone threat, Transportation Security International (TSI) sat down with experts in a virtual roundtable, including staff from D-Fend Solutions, a global provider of counter drone solutions for sensitive and challenging environments.

Unmanned Systems Technology

D-Fend Expands Participation in FAA UAS Program

December 11, 2023

D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir non-jamming, non-kinetic cyber counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) was deployed and tested at Syracuse Hancock International Airport in rapid progression to second airport site.

D-Fend Solutions has expanded and extended participation in the FAA’s Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program, aimed at achieving safe and efficient airport and National Airspace System (NAS) operations.

The 1014

D-Fend Solutions Continues Participation in FAA’s Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program

December 7, 2023

D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir, the core Counter-UAS system, has proven its capabilities during recent testing at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR). With its successful deployment at SYR, EnforceAir has now been selected and tested at a second airport site, previously having been implemented at Atlantic City International Airport (KACY) as part of the FAA’s program.

The rapid progression of D-Fend Solutions from initial trials at one airport to further assessments at another airport is a significant achievement for the company, highlighting the reliability and accuracy of its product. This achievement validates D-Fend’s vision of enabling a safe and secure drone-powered society, particularly in aviation, while effectively defending against rogue drone threats at airports.

AR Tech Zone

D-Fend Expands Participation FAA Airport UAS Detection Mitigation

December 7, 2023

The FAA program goals to make sure that applied sciences developed, examined, or deployed by federal departments and businesses to detect and mitigate potential dangers posed by errant or hostile UAS operations don’t adversely influence the secure and environment friendly operation of the NAS. The analysis additionally ensures that EnforceAir doesn’t intervene with secure airport operations, plane navigation, or air visitors companies.

D-Fend’s fast development from preliminary testing at one airport to additional evaluation at a second airport is a major achievement for program members. This development demonstrates that their product performs as marketed, generates dependable and correct information, and warrants additional analysis in one other operational setting.


Protecting Airports from Rogue Drones: D-Fend Expands Footprint in FAA Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program

December 7, 2023

EnforceAir System Successfully Tested at Second Airport, Demonstrating Progress in FAA’s UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program.

The company’s core Counter-UAS system, EnforceAir, was recently tested at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), marking its deployment at a second airport site. The system had previously been selected for the FAA Program at Atlantic City International Airport (KACY).

Security Info Watch

D-Fend Solutions Expands and Extends Participation in FAA UAS Program

December 7, 2023

The company’s core Counter-UAS system, EnforceAir, underwent testing at a second airport site, Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR).

Security Sales & Integration

D-Fend Solutions, All Secure Group Announce EnforceAir Distribution Agreement

December 5, 2023

To support their newly announced partnership, D-Fend Solutions and All Secure Group recently conducted a demonstration of the EnforceAir solution to showcase the product’s range of drone defense capabilities. The event presented EnforceAir’s extensive capabilities to governmental security organizations at national and Indiana state, county, and local levels.

Unmanned Airspace

D-Fend Solutions and All Secure Group Partner to Offer Counter-UAS Protection to State and Local Operators

December 1, 2023

D-Fend Solutions and Indiana-based All Secure Group have announced their collaboration to provide the former company’s EnforceAir C-UAS solution to state and local law enforcement, sheriff’s departments and specific sectors such as prisons.

The partnership launches following a demonstration of EnforceAir’s capabilities to governmental security organizations at national and Indiana state, county, and local levels, covering “areas, sectors and facilities where All Secure Group has a strong presence.”

The Messenger

Protect Our Airspace Before ‘The Big One’ Hits

November 28, 2023

Dawn Zoldi calls for counter-drone policy action and technology adoption to confront the growing threat from hostile drones.
“This is all possible because new generation technologies exist to support these first responders, critical infrastructure defenders, and the federal government in a manner that doesn’t disrupt the airspace. New technology categories, such as non-jamming, non-kinetic radio frequency cyber takeover counter-UAS systems, pioneered by innovative defense tech companies such as D-Fend Solutions, have emerged to confront rogue drones without disrupting communications or operations or risking collateral damage.”

Unmanned Airspace

D-Fend Solutions Appoints New CFO, Continues Strengthening of US Leadership Team

November 8, 2023

C-UAS specialist D-Fend Solutions has appointed Mike Laor CFO in a continuation of its recent strengthening of the US leadership team.

Inside Unmanned Systems

D-Fend Solutions Appoints Mike Laor as Chief Financial Officer

November 7, 2023

As D-Fend Solutions continues to strengthen and broaden its executive team, Laor will provide strategic corporate financial oversight during the company’s expansion and growth.

Security Sales & Integration

D-Fend Solutions Appoints Mike Laor as Chief Financial Officer in Continued U.S. Expansion

November 7, 2023

RF cyber counter-UAS provider ramps up global corporate finance and revenue operations to meet increased demand.

Unmanned Systems Technology

New Counter-UAS Software Upgrade from D-Fend

October 26, 2023

Version 23.08 of D-Fend’s EnforceAir software provides expanded drone coverage, reporting, and analytics, as well as sapient standard support and enriched remote ID of hostile UAVs. With this release, D-Fend continues its practice of supplying frequent updates to its system to ensure that users have the most comprehensive drone threat coverage and advanced capabilities, staying current with constantly changing developments in drone markets and technologies.

Security Info Watch

D-Fend Upgrades EnforceAir with Major Counter-Drone Expansion and Analysis

October 26, 2023

EnforceAir Version 23.08 provides an extensive upgrade to the technology’s cyber detection and mitigation methods, deepens its data analytics, and enhances the user experience.

The 1014

D-Fend Solutions Releases EnforceAir Version 23.08 with Enhanced Drone Threat Coverage and Advanced Capabilities

October 24, 2023

FAQ on EnforceAir Version 23.08 answered.
What is EnforceAir Version 23.08? What new features does EnforceAir Version 23.08 introduce? Who can benefit from EnforceAir?

Inside Unmanned Systems

TRENDS: Drones & Security

October 17, 2023

The skies are getting crowded, making it critical to detect careless or malicious drones that are in the mix with systems deployed for security or various other positive applications and thwarting the small percentage of drones sent out to harm helps move the industry forward, getting us closer to a “drone-powered society.” C-UAS systems will continually be updated with the technology needed to identify drone threats as drones evolve and become more resilient. It’s not just the counter drone threat today, but it’s thinking about what will happen next in drone technology


‘EnforceAir2’, the Anti-Drone System that the Spanish Air and Space Force is Betting on

October 16, 2023

Just as modern warfare requires the use of drones, it also requires the use of anti-drone countermeasures. In this context, the Spanish Air and Space Force has just awarded the contract for EnforceAir2 C-UAS anti-drone system.

El Espanol

This is the Spanish Air Force’s New Portable, Anti-Drone System that Fits in a Backpack

October 12, 2023

The Spanish Air and Space Force is deploying D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir2, which can detect hostile drones via radio frequency and gain remote control without having to shoot them down. It is versatile and can be carried in a backpack for stealth missions. The stationary version or the long-range directional version can be installed on the roof of buildings or in open spaces, but there is also the possibility of using it in vehicles, which adds an important mobility factor.



Cheap Chinese Drones Caused Havoc on Gaza Border

October 12, 2023

The world is already dealing with the phenomenon through technological solutionsThe leading company, D-Fend Solutions develops counter-drone solutions that allow armies and security forces, energy facilities, and airports to remotely locate drones, halt their operation and take control of them. The US Defense Department, for example, is one of D-Fend’s biggest customers.


Spanish Air Force Awards Target Tecnología Tender for Anti-Drone System

October 11, 2023

With the goal of confronting potentially hostile drones, especially for large events, shows, aviation or governmental activities, and the protection of officials and the general population, the Spanish Air and Space Force awarded Target Tecnología the tender for D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir 2anti-drone system.

Diario Abierto

Target Wins Anti-Drone System Tender for Spanish Air Force

October 11, 2023

Given the proliferation of aerial drones that can pose a hostile threat to the security of citizens, the Spanish Air and Space Force has awarded Target Tecnología, a Spanish company specializing in ‘full security’, the tender for the EnforceAir2 C-UAS anti-drone system.


EnforceAir2 Anti-Drone System Reaches the Spanish Air Force

October 10, 2023

The Spanish Air and Space Army has awarded to Target Technology the contract bid for EnforceAir2 CUAS Anti-Drone System, manufactured by D-Fend Solutions. The objective is to contend with potential hostile drones, especially when major events, shows, aerial or state activities take place, as well as when dealing with the protection of authorities and the general population.

Defence Blog

Flyer Defense Unveils “The Beast”

October 10, 2023

The company displayed the specialized configuration of the Flyer 72 ground mobility vehicle, which integrates a range of advanced systems to enhance Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), radar detection, fire support, and firepower capabilities, (including) D-Fend Solutions EnforceAir anti-drone system.

Military Embedded Systems

Dynamic Drone Threat Calls for Next-Gen Counter-UAS Technology

October 6, 2023

The success of COTS drones in battle highlights a significant possible physical challenge for which U.S. military and homeland security officials should plan now. Those plans should include one of the most precise ways to take out rogue drones, namely cyber radio frequency (RF) takeover technology. That technology just got a little better…


Spanish Air Force Integrates a System That Captures Drones Without Shooting Them Down

October 5, 2023

The Spanish Air Force expands its arsenal of systems to deal with the threat of drones, which in different civilian and military scenarios have become a key element to take into account when ensuring the security of Armed Forces facilities. The Air Force has turned to D-Fend Solutions’ ‘EnforceAir2’ anti-drone system, because it “has a unique capability in the market to mitigate risks by taking control of the UASs, landing them safely and thus avoiding collateral damage in scenarios such as high-visibility events.”

The Telegraph

Anti-drone System That Fits in Backpack

September 15, 2023

Compact EnforceAir devices differ from previous technology that has typically relied on jamming. Soldiers are now able to take down hostile targets with anti-drone technology that fits in a backpack. The stealth system identifies a protected airspace then neutralizes the threat by assuming control of the hostile drone and landing it safely in a predefined zone.

Defence Industry Europe

D-Fend Unveils New Version of CUAS System – EnforceAir2

September 8, 2023

“In a special demonstration for Defence Industry Europe, a company team operated the system. A drone approached the area where the system was located… after it was defined as a hostile one, it took control. The drone stopped its flight toward, and then was sent back to a safe open space and was forced to land.”

Raksha Anirveda

D-Fend Unveils EnforceAir2 CUAS System

September 8, 2023

D-Fend has unveiled EnforceAir2, the new version of its CUAS system. Drones have become a major threat to armed forces around the world. To counter it, many defence systems have been developed to deal with this growing problem. But this one is unique.

Potomac Officers Club

D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir to be Tested in FAA Drone Research Program

August 30, 2023

The FAA has chosen D-Fend’s EnforceAir counter-drone solution to participate in the Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The system is designed for 360-degree and long-range directional protection without collateral effect on nearby navigation or communications systems.

In November, EnforceAir received a recommendation from the DOD’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office as a subcomponent for a Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems platform.

Unmanned Airspace

FAA Selects D-Fend’s EnforceAir Counter Drone System for Airport Test Programme

August 30, 2023

The Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program enables the FAA to work with major federal departments and agencies to ensure that systems are being developed, tested, or deployed to detect and/or mitigate potential risks posed by errant or hostile UAS operations and ensures they do not impact or interfere with safe airport operations.

Security Info Watch

FAA Selects D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir for UAS Detection and Mitigation Testing and Evaluation Program

August 29, 2023

D-Fend Solutions’ core C-UAS system, EnforceAir, will undergo initial testing at Atlantic City International Airport (KACY) and potential further evaluation at other airport environments.

Security Today

D-Fend to Participate in FAA Research Program

August 29, 2023

D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir has been selected for participation in the FAA’s Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program. EnforceAir is the first RF-cyber based advanced protocol full takeover UAS detection and mitigation system selected for the program.



D-Fend’s EnforceAir Selected for FAA Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program

August 29, 2023

Counter-drone detection and takeover technology leader D-Fend Solutions has been chosen to take part in the FAA’s Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program, under Section 383 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

Fagen Wasanni Technologies

D-Fend Solutions Upgrades Technology to Combat Rogue Drones

August 28, 2023

D-Fend Solutions has recently upgraded its technology to combat the growing concern of rogue drones for security agencies worldwide. It provides security officials with unparalleled power, flexibility, and portability to effectively respond to these threats in diverse environments and scenarios.

EnforceAir2 is accompanied by a web-based app for real-time monitoring. If a drone is identified as a threat, the app operator can easily take control and manage the situation. This upgraded technology presents a reliable and efficient solution for countering the evolving security concern of rogue drones.

Everything RF

D-Fend Solutions Introduces EnforceAir2: A Compact and Highly Efficient Counter Drone System

August 25, 2023

D-Fend Solutions has introduced the EnforceAir2. This next-generation solution provides extended C-UAS capabilities to provide full control, safety, and continuity of operation during rogue drone incidents in complex and sensitive environments. The new system provides better performance in a more compact form factor.


Guest Post: Dawn Zoldi on “Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS) 101”

August 25, 2023

D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir is mentioned as an example where “certain counter-drone technologies” were successfully employed  in cluttered urban environmentsFor example, in 2021, D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir, a precision and cyber-based solution that can safely take over rogue drones and land them in a predefined zone, helped safeguard the Pope and more than 60,000 worshippers, bishops, and priests attending a holy mass from a rogue drone.

The 1014

D-Fend Solutions Launches EnforceAir2 for Portable Counter-Drone Operations

August 23, 2023

Counter-drone specialist D-Fend Solutions has introduced its latest product, EnforceAir2, designed for tactical and stealth operations. This portable backpack solution builds upon the success of D-Fend Solutions’ flagship EnforceAir technology, offering enhanced and extended capabilities for countering drone threats.


D-Fend Announces EnforceAir 2: Counter Drone Technology in a Backpack

August 23, 2023

D-Fend Solutions Announces EnforceAir2, Portable and Powerful Counter-UAS Technology. EnforceAir 2 expands and improves on the success of their previous product, EnforceAir, which received the 2023 Intersec Homeland Security/Service of the Year Award. EnforceAir2 has increased drone detection and mitigation capabilities, as well as added operational flexibility for covert and mobile applications.

Inside Unmanned Systems

D-Fend Solutions Launches EnforceAir2 Next Generation Counter-UAS System

August 23, 2023

Counter-drone company D-Fend Solutions announced the launch of its new product, EnforceAir2, which features the best offerings of the original award-winning EnforceAir technology with enhanced and extended C-UAS capabilities.

Unmanned Airspace

D-Fend Launches More Powerful, Flexible EnforceAir2 C-UAS System

August 23, 2023

D-Fend Solutions has announced the launch of its new product, EnforceAir2. The system now comes with even more power, performance, portability, and range, all in a more compact and accessible system, including: longer-range detection and mitigation coverage ranges; overcomes limitations of traditional COTS SDR platforms; multiple receivers and transmitters; powerful real-time processing; advanced RF technology; compliance with radio regulations; high-performance MIMO Antennas for improved radiation patterns and compact footprint form-factor implementation suitable for tactical or fixed applications.

American Security Today

D-Fend Solutions Launches the All-New EnforceAir2

August 23, 2023

D-Fend Solutions, a leader in radio frequency (RF), cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming, counter-drone takeover technology, and a Multiple Award Winner in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program recently Nominated to Compete in the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards, has launched its all new product, EnforceAir2.

Drone DJ

D-Fend Unveils New Backpack Deployable Counter-Drone Solution

August 23, 2023

Counter-drone specialist D-Fend Solutions has announced the launch of its latest product, EnforceAir2, which is flexible enough to be deployed using a portable backpack.

Designed especially for tactical and stealth operations, the compact solution features everything that customers love about the original, flagship EnforceAir technology, but ensures even more enhanced and extended counter-drone capabilities.


D-Fend Solutions Launches EnforceAir2 RF Cyber Takeover Product

August 23, 2023

D-Fend Solutions, the leader in radio frequency (RF), cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming, counter-drone takeover technology, has announced the launch of its new product, EnforceAir2. The next-generation product features the best offerings of the original award-winning EnforceAir technology with enhanced, expanded, and extended C-UAS capabilities. The system now comes with even more power, performance, portability, and range, all in a more compact and accessible system.

ARTE Television

German Broadcaster ARTE Television Interview & C-UAS Demo

August 15, 2023

“One technology is well known all over the world, thanks to its periodic spectacular successes.”

Watch the interview of CEO Zohar Halachmi and a counter-drone demonstration which showed EnforceAir’s surgical approach to drone detection, identification, redirection, and takeover.

Route Fifty

Security Planning Begins as the U.S. Prepares to Play Host to World Cup, Summer Olympics

August 10, 2023

Governments at all levels, as well as law enforcement, need close coordination and an eye on emerging threats to keep spectators and athletes safe.

Route Fifty published an insightful article on the drone threat to major events, and actions and policies taken by state and local governments in response. D-Fend solutions was interviewed for its thoughts on the nature of the various drone risks to events, the advantage and importance of gaining control over hostile drones, and the need to always stay one step ahead of changing drone technologies and associated dangers.


Revolutionizing Security: Drone Companies Transforming the Homeland Security Landscape

July 17, 2023

D-Fend Solutions was recently featured as a company revolutionizing security, transforming the homeland security landscape, and helping protect critical infrastructure and ensure public safety by Ellie Ellingsen of the Foreign Trade Administration – Ministry of Economy & Industry.

Mobility Engineering

Four Critical Topics in Comparing and Evaluating C-UAS Technologies

July 17, 2023

In this article published by SAE Media Group, Yaniv Benbenisti, President, D-Fend Solutions reviews various advanced Cyber C-UAS topics to provide a comprehensive understanding of RF cyber technology’s capabilities when compared to other C-UAS technologies in the context of certain critical issues: False Detections, Drone Type Coverage, Limitations, especially against new drone technologies, and Swarms.


SAIC Integrates World Class UAS Technology, Seeks Partners

July 11, 2023

SAIC’s Billy Jackson, Business Development Director, discusses how SAIC provides full life-cycle counter-UAS (CUAS) services and solutions, to serve a wide range of customers across U.S. federal government, state/local, and global commercial markets.  “We have a number of partner companies that contribute to our Valkyrie system and overall CUAA strategy.  Right now, we have over 40 sensors and effectors that we’ve integrated, such as D-Fend Solutions”.

Commercial UAV News

Eight Global Stories: Commercial UAV Innovators from Around the World

July 6, 2023

Commercial UAV News selected D-Fend Solutions as one of only eight “Commercial UAV Innovators from Around the World”.

Aviation Week

Who’s Where

July 3, 2023

D-Fend Solutions strengthens its U.S. presence with the addition of three key hires: Brett Feddersen as Vice President of Strategy and Governmental Affairs, Michael Langman as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, and Danny Rajan as U.S. General Manager.

European Security & Defence

Counter-UAV Technologies: Securing the Skies

June 28, 2023

Round-up of Counter-UAV Technologies, including RF cyber-takeover, which forces a safe landing, minimizes the risk of collateral damage, and is particularly suited to urban areas.

Inside Unmanned Systems

For Counter UAS, Layered Defense is the Best Option

June 15, 2023

When it comes to defeating enemy unmanned aircraft, one size does not fit all. When discussing military counter-unmanned aircraft systems, one phrase keeps popping up: There’s no silver bullet. Blowing up drones doesn’t work in all locations. That’s where effectors such as D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir, which can take over rogue or enemy drones, come into play.

Unmanned Airspace

D-Fend Solutions Expands US Team Serving Aerospace and Defence Counter Drone Markets

June 14, 2023

In support of accelerating its momentum and growth both globally and specifically in the US,  D-Fend Solutions has appointed a team of aerospace and defense, national security, and law enforcement industry professionals to oversee US strategy, operations, sales, partnerships, service delivery, and implementations out of the company’s Virginia office.

Govcon Wire

Counter-Drone Tech Maker D-Fend Appoints 3 Industry Professionals to Support US Market Strategy

June 14, 2023

D-Fend Solutions has named two vice presidents and one general manager to help the counter-drone technology provider accelerate its growth initiatives in the U.S. market.

The company announced the appointments of S. Danny Rajan as U.S. general manager, Michael Langman as VP of strategic partnerships and Brett Feddersen as VP of strategy and governmental affairs.

The Blues

Unwanted Drones – When the Drones Aren’t Yours and They Invade Your Airspace

June 1, 2023

The Blues, the largest U.S. police magazine, interviewed D-Fend Solutions’ Danny Rajan, covering all aspects of the growing drone threat to police and law enforcement, and new generation RF-Cyber C-UAS technologies, aligned with new proposed legislation, to allow safe outcomes from rogue drone incidents.

Aviación 21

Desarrollan Tecnología Antidrones Para Aeropuertos

May 30, 2023

Aviación 21, the leading “group of aviation lovers: journalists, specialists, analysts and professionals” published perspectives from D-Fend Solutions on “Developments in anti-drone technology for Airports.”

The Spanish article addresses the value of adaptable counter-drone technology complying with evolving regulations to combat the growing threat of hostile drones, highlighting the role of RF cyber C-UAS technology in mitigating risks near airports, recent actions by policy makers and regulators to address rogue drones, and various drone threats.


Airport World

Drone Patrol

May 29, 2023

ACI World – Airports Council International, trade association of the world’s airports, with mission of “ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable” published CMO Jeffrey Starr’s perspectives with D-Fend’s ideas on how RF Cyber C-UAS technology can address the risks of dangerous drones at airports.

GPS World

Winners Named for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

May 12, 2023

The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has named the winners of the sixth annual AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards. AUVSI’s XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators with a demonstrated commitment to advancing autonomy, leading and promoting safe adoption of uncrewed systems and developing programs that use these technologies to save lives and improve the human condition.

D-Fend Solutions won First Place for XCELLENCE in Technology, Hardware & Systems Design.

American Security Today

EnforceAir C-UAS Update Expands Drone Coverage & Remote ID

May 6, 2023

D-Fend Solutions, who took Top Honors in the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program – recently Nominated to Compete in the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards, has released new software Version 23.03 for its Award-Winning C-UAS Solution.

This latest software upgrade validates D-Fend’s ongoing commitment to frequent software updates to expand threat air space defense coverage and extend EnforceAir’s capabilities.


Inside Unmanned Systems

D-Fend Solution’s Software Release Brings New Capability

May 2, 2023

D-Fend Solutions announced the release of Version 23.03 of its software for EnforceAir, its flagship product that allows users to take control over hostile drones.

“We’re constantly increasing our capabilities in terms of the commercial drones that we detect and mitigate,” Jeffrey Starr, D-Fend’s CMO, told Inside Unmanned Systems. “Now we’ve added 20-plus more additional drones that we have this kind of capability for. We’re constantly overcoming more drone threats in terms of greater breadth of commercial drone coverage.”



EnforceAir Counter Drone Software Upgrade: New Remote ID, Detection, Identification, and Mitigation Capabilities

May 2, 2023

D-Fend Solutions announced the release of Version 23.03 of its EnforceAir software. Version 23.03 includes an update to EnforceAir’s cyber detection and mitigation methods, with new detection, identification and mitigation capabilities for over 20 new drones from leading manufacturers, as well as enhanced coverage of popular drones with high threat grades.  EnforceAir’s Remote ID functionality has also been improved, with long range support for the detection, identification and tracking of drones and add-on modules compliant with US, EU and Japanese standards.


D-Fend Announces Significant Software Update

May 2, 2023

This latest update showcases D-Fend’s dedication to regular software enhancements to broaden threat coverage and extend capabilities. The C-UAS security solution has undergone an upgrade, which builds upon its already award-winning and market-leading capabilities. The enhancements include improved core drone takeover capabilities and coverage, upgraded Remote ID functionality, additional Reporting and Analysis features, and enhanced information sharing for the SAPIENT C-UAS standard.

Commercial UAV News

D-Fend Solutions: Enabling Counter-Drone “Proportional Policing”

April 11, 2023

In this interview former British military officer and current UK Managing Director for D-Fend Solutions, Martin Broomhead, provides his unique perspective on counter-UAS challenges for today’s urban and sensitive environments in the UK and beyond.  Martin covers drone proliferation, use cases, trends, incidents, C-UAS configurations, regulations, and more.

The Daily Upside

#2 Game of Drones

March 23, 2023

Drones are a fast-growing segment of defense. As drone tech grows, so do countermeasures. Innovations in counter drones include tech to detect hostile drones with pinpoint accuracy, capture hostile drones without collateral damage, or complete a cyber takeover of a hostile drone to safely take control and land it. Countermeasures must be rapidly developed in a never-ending cat and mouse game combined with leapfrog on steroids.


Law Enforcement Needs the Tools to Fight Domestic Drone Dangers

March 22, 2023

In this opinion article, Dawn Zoldi, renowned drone industry thought leader, makes a rousing call to action to urgently confront the rising rogue drone threat. She emphasizes that rapid adoption of safe and viable C-UAS technologies is essential, and EnforceAir is the only system named as a relevant solution:

“Precision and cyber-based solutions, such as D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir, which can safely take over rogue drones and land them in a predefined zone with pinpoint accuracy, can safely work in these situations, and have been proven with hundreds of deployments globally.”

El Pueblo De Ceuta

‘Fuerte Mendizábal’ Begins Testing of Anti-Drone Mitigation System

March 1, 2023

‘Fuerte Mendizábal’ has started testing this week the new fixed anti-drone detection and mitigation system, making Ceuta prison the second penitentiary center in Spain to install a system with these features, since this same system was installed in the Penitentiary Center of Málaga I in Alhaurín de la Torre at the end of December 2022. This innovative system will prevent the use of drones from the outside from bringing in drugs, money, cell phones, alcohol and medicine.


Addressing the Threat of Hostile Drones to Critical Infrastructure

March 1, 2023

This article reviews recent drone incidents at critical infrastructure sites, explores the heightened risks in such scenarios, and discusses recent legislative proposals to address the threat with more widespread detection and mitigation authority as well as technology innovation and adoption.

UAS Weekly

D-Fend Solutions and Securiton Join Forces to Offer Comprehensive Drone Detection and Defense Solutions

February 28, 2023

D-Fend’s EnforceAir will integrate with Securiton’s SecuriDrone Fortress perimeter management system to create a comprehensive solution for drone detection and defense. This RF-based protection method can reliably detect and defend against drones from either stationary or mobile positions. The multi-layered solution employs several EnforceAir capabilities, including drone detection and tracking, controlled takeover, and early detection of potential drone threats without false alarms.


Defense Against Drones: Securiton and D-Fend Solutions Join Forces

February 22, 2023

Constructive collaboration between
Securiton and D-Fend –

D-Fend Solutions and Securiton Germany have announced their collaboration to deliver drone detection and defense solutions in Germany. The collaboration will leverage Securiton’s expertise in security systems and D-Fend Solutions’ advanced RF cyber-takeover technology. The innovative solutions resulting from this partnership will provide comprehensive coverage from ground to air to mitigate drone threats in German airspace.


Securiton and D-Fend Solutions Join Forces

February 22, 2023

Securiton Germany and D-Fend Solutions signed a partner agreement in 2022: D-Fend will be used as a technology supplier for Securiton’s award-winning drone security CUAS solutions.

Securiton takes over direct sales and marketing for Germany as well as conception, planning, technology and support of the drone security systems. D-Fend focuses on research, development and innovation of the state-of-the-art market-leading drone takeover product EnforceAir.


D-Fend Solutions and Resource Industries Initiate Partnership

February 22, 2023

Partnership improves UAE ability to counter threats in sensitive airspace.

D-Fend Solutions and Resource Industries announced their partnership to provide United Arab Emirates’ security agencies with current C-UAS technology. The partnership will address the need for tiered methods of safe drone mitigation in the UAE. It will also provide versatile options to security services to protect surrounding sensitive environments from rogue drones.

UAS Weekly

D-Fend Solutions and Resource Industries Form Partnership to Provide Counter-UAS Security Solutions in the UAE

February 21, 2023

D-Fend Solutions and Resource Industries have announced a collaboration to provide advanced C-UAS technology to security agencies in the UAE.
The partnership aims to meet the urgent need for safe drone mitigation methods in the UAE and provide security services with versatile options for protecting sensitive environments from rogue drones while minimizing operational disruption and collateral damage. Both organizations will work closely together to analyze end-user needs and deliver C-UAS solutions for various sectors and scenarios.


Securiton and D-Fend Solutions Join Forces

February 21, 2023

Securiton and D-Fend Solutions signed a partner agreement to form an alliance for Next-Gen drone detection and countermeasures.
Excellent Securiton products thanks to high-tech from D-Fend – Through this partnership, innovative solutions will provide comprehensive ground-to-air coverage to mitigate drone threats in German airspace.

The unique SecuriDrone Fortress –
EnforceAir RF Cyber system embedded in Securiton’s perimeter management system, provides a unique product family that reliably detects and also fends off stationary or mobile drones, depending on requirements.

American Security Today

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Champion EnforceAir Wins 2023 Intersec Product of Year

February 3, 2023

D-Fend Solutions’ flagship product, EnforceAir, was recognized as the 2023 Intersec Homeland Security/Service of the Year Award at the Intersec Expo on January 18, in Dubai, UAE. The company is a leader in radio frequency cyber-based counter-drone takeover technology and a Double ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner in the AST 2022 Homeland Security Awards Program.


D-Fend’s EnforceAir Honored at 2023 Intersec Expo

February 1, 2023

EnforceAir from D-Fend Solutions was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Intersec Homeland Security Product/Service of the Year Award.

EnforceAir Checked The Boxes for Jurors –
EnforceAir was selected by a rigorous panel of jurors, joining four other finalists within the Homeland Security and Defense Sector.

D-Fend’s CMO commented that “We are immensely honored that EnforceAir’s innovative technology has been objectively recognized on the global stage by such a highly qualified, prestigious and independent jury of expert security leaders at the 2023 Intersec Awards. The criteria, competitiveness, and rigorous selection process, combined with the specific mention of our capture, control, and safety attributes, represents tremendous validation for our performance in the growing and demanding counter-drone space.”


Counter Drone Technology: D-Fend Solutions on the Major Incidents and Developments of 2022, and What to Expect This Year

February 1, 2023

In an interview with DroneLife.com’s Miriam McNabb, D-Fend Solutions presents its point of view on 2022 Drone Incidents & Developments, and the outlook for the counter-drone industry in 2023. The conversation reflected the incredibly dynamic and complex world of drone proliferation, the relentless rise of associated risks, and the constant technological advances needed to counter and confront the constantly changing threats!

Emirates 24 | 7

Security, Safety & Fire protection Stars Honoured at Intersec Awards 2023

January 19, 2023

The winners of the Intersec Awards 2023 were announced last night in a gala dinner event at the Ritz Carlton, DIFC. The Awards, which recognize the people, products and companies for exceptional performance in the fire, safety and security industries across ten categories attracted almost 1300 entries.

Homeland Security product of the year went to D-Fend Solutions for its EnforceAir counter-drone technology.


D-Fend Reveals Drone Incident Tracker

January 17, 2023

D-Fend Reveals Drone Incident Tracker
On the Tech Stage, drones were in focus as D-Fend Solutions, the leading global provider of cyber-takeover, counter-drone solutions for sensitive and challenging environments, outlined the multiple security risks now in play as a result of the growing use of drones.

By focusing on the most dangerous drones, its technology enables organizations to maintain full control, safety, and continuity during incidents, while also preparing for future threats.

The Bridge

D-Fend Solutions’ Method to Neutralize the Threat of Drones / Technology to Prevent Crime

January 5, 2023

This article in Japan’s The Bridge features D-Fend Solutions’ anti-drone technology, which identifies rogue drones in the airspace and neutralizes their threat by taking full control and landing the drones safely.


el Faro ceuta

The Prison Authority that Cancelled the Narco-drone Business

January 4, 2023

During the last year alone, the Civil Guard impeded more than 150 drones, most of which were destined for inmates of the prison in Ceuta. Now the trend has collapsed under exerted pressure.

The Mendizábal prison, the target of many of these attempts, will shortly implement the EnforceAir stationary mitigation system, which has already been successfully tested. One of the precise capabilities of this system is its ability to distinguish between authorized friendly drones and unauthorized hostile ones.

ABC de Andalucia

Alhaurín de Torre, Benchmark Test Against Drug Trafficking by Drones in Prisons

December 29, 2022

The Penitentiary Institutions assert that several systems are being tested in various prisons to determine which one will be installed. In the case of Alhaurín de la Torre, ‘EnforceAir’ has been chosen. It is D-Fend Solutions’ flagship product against unmanned aerial systems.


The Objective

The Anti-Drone System Used by the Interior Ministry to Seize Drugs and Telephones at Prisons

December 28, 2022

Incidents with these drones in prisons have multiplied in the past year. The department is finalizing a plan to neutralize them.

EnforceAir is being tested in different prisons. The department has tested this in the penitentiary center of Málaga I, in Alhaurín de la Torre and, given its success, will expand the use of this system to the prisons of Ceuta, Melilla and Cádiz.

In the case of the Malaga prison, the system has been placed on the roof of the main building, as can be seen in the photo.

War on the Rocks

How Doctrine and Delineation can Help Defeat Drones

December 13, 2022

In a fascinating article by Nicholas Pacheco, he highlights the DoD Joint C-UAS Office’s recommendation of D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir in the section on “The Current State of Play.”

Inside Unmanned Systems

Do the 2022 Top Drone Industry Developments Indicate What We Might See in 2023?

December 12, 2022

P3 Tech Consulting’s Dawn Zoldi lists the Top 5 drone industry developments of 2022, including how  Counter-Drone Tech & Authorities Got Serious Attention. The point is made with a photo and caption mentioning how D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir C-UAS Ground-Level Tactical Kit provided coverage and fended off a rogue drone during an open-air Holy Mass.

Defense Daily

D-Fend Solutions Nabs $3M in U.S. Counter-Drone Awards

November 30, 2022

Demonstrating continued growth and momentum in the U.S. market, D-Fend Solutions received $3 million in contracts in the third quarter of 2022 for its EnforceAir C-UAS system from multiple U.S. federal agencies across a range of sectors including U.S. defense, homeland security, and law enforcement.

The Atlantic

The Tiny and Nightmarishly Efficient Future of Drone Warfare

November 22, 2022

In a tremendous tribute to D-Fend Solutions, award-winning author Mark Bowden describes the company’s counter-drone technology as “One of the most intriguing drone-swarm countermeasures” which “has been able to hack the guidance software of a small-drone swarm and redirect it harmlessly off course.”


Airport Jamming Needs a Takeover

November 18, 2022

D-Fend Solutions’ Mark Rutherford describes the threat, outlines the issues with legacy C-UAS countermeasures such as jamming, and presents an interesting path forward with cyber Counter-drone technology.

Inside Unmanned Systems

Countering Clueless, Careless, Criminal and Combatant Drone Users

November 7, 2022

D-Fend and its C-UAS solution are featured in this insightful article by renowned drone expert Dawn Zoldi. Dawn talks to D-Fend about drone incidents across sectors, defines the EnforceAir counter-drone system, and then gives a compelling use case account of how the system was used to protect a papal visit and mass event, and fend off a rogue drone, complete with a great photo.

Unmanned Airspace

US Defence Department Recommends D-Fend EnforceAir RF Technology Within SAIC Counter Drone Solution

November 1, 2022

A formal evaluation event held by the DoD Joint C-sUAS Office recognized D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir for its RF detection and mitigation, impressive effectors, and ability to force-land specific drones. EnforceAir provides a layered defense, integrated into the most advanced C-UAS systems for the nation’s defense.



Why the Sports Industry Is in Limbo Following the Expiration of Legislation Regarding Drone Safety

October 22, 2022

Security teams are waiting for renewed U.S. legislation to enable them to safeguard stadiums from drone threats during major sporting events. The article highlights D-Fend Solutions as a counter-drone technology provider for sports events and points to its incident tracker’s coverage of drone incidents at stadiums and arenas. D-Fend Solutions comments on the proposed extension of detection authority to give broader detection capabilities to local security personnel.



Defense News

Army Counter-Drone Office Recommends 3 Teams to Protect Installations

October 11, 2022

D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir counter-drone solution, within SAIC’s system, was recognized by the US Army Joint C-sUAS Office for its unique capabilities: RF-detection, “demonstrated impressive effectors” and special ability to “force-land” specific drones, as reported by Defense News.



Air Traffic Management

Rogue One – Rogue Drones
Drone Attacks on Airports are on the Increase, so New Security Measures for Safety are Essential

October 3, 2022

The airspace above and adjacent to airports has become vulnerable and increasingly punctured by unmanned aircraft systems that endanger aircraft and passengers. However, a new, proven and highly promising C-UAS technology category, cyber-takeover, involves taking control over the rogue drone without interfering with other drones and communication signals.



Unauthorized Drones Bring Football Games to a Halt: New cUAS Technology Could Solve the Problem

September 29, 2022

Following two football game drone incidents, DroneLife.com’s Miriam McNabb contacted D-Fend Solutions to discuss counter-drone protection of stadiums for sporting events, and the clear advantages of next generation RF cyber takeover C-UAS for this sector use case.


UAS Magazine

Core Components of Counter- UAS Action Plan and Legislation

September 17, 2022

BBI International’s UAS Magazine featured this piece from D-Fend Solutions on our analysis of the recent White House C-UAS National Action Plan and associated legislation. The article covers the core components of Devolution, Technology, Infrastructure, and Incident Tracking.

The Last Mile

The Role of Mobile Mesh in Countering the UAV Threat

September 14, 2022

In part two of his interview for goTenna’s The Last Mile, Matthew Semovoski discusses how the partnership between D-Fend Solutions and Syzygy and goTenna will help law enforcement and military organizations detect malicious drones, enable off-grid communications, and take control of rogue drones to prevent illegal activity.

The Last Mile

Malicious Drones – the UAS Threat Facing Law Enforcement and Military

September 8, 2022

D-Fend Solutions’ Matthew Semovoski was interviewed by Ryan Schradin for goTenna’s The Last Mile about D-Fend, UAS threats to military and law enforcement, C-UAS challenges, and EnforceAir’s unique advantages.

Unmanned Airspace

D-Fend, Liteye Link to Provide New Multi Domain C-UAS Capability

September 8, 2022

D-Fend Solutions and Liteye Systems, Inc. announced a system integration between EnforceAir and SHIELD for a Multi-Domain Defense System called SHIELD-Cyber. This collaboration will enable the Liteye SHIELD system to use the radio frequency cyber detection and defeat capabilities of EnforceAir, to improve detection and broaden the operator response to all UAS threats.

Drone DJ

Mitigating Rogue Drone Threat by Cyber-Takeover

September 8, 2022

A new partnership between D-Fend Solutions and Liteye Systems aims to improve rouge drone detection and expand operator response to threats. The combination of EnforceAir and SHIELD has resulted in a new counter-drone solution called SHIELD-Cyber, which will enable multiple detection options and in-depth defense mechanisms, tailored to specific scenarios.

American Security Today

D-Fend Solutions and Liteye Systems Integrate C-UAS in New SHIELD-Cyber

September 8, 2022

With the integration of EnforceAir and SHIELD, ‘ASTORS’ Awards Winning Champions D-Fend Solutions and Liteye Systems will offer an enhanced multilayered systems solution to address today’s complex drone threats from both RF control and RF silent waypoint navigation.
The combined capability of SHIELD-Cyber will provide an in-depth defense mechanism with a coordinated response according to scenario and security considerations distinct to each area of concern or protected asset.

Unmanned Airspace

D-Fend Solutions and Syzygy Integration Optimise C-UAS Communications and Data Management

August 24, 2022

D-Fend Solutions and Syzygy Integration are collaborating on RF cyber-security and situational awareness sensor engineering to enhance C-UAS. The companies have integrated D-Fend’s EnforceAir C-UAS with Syzygy’s Sensor Network Access Point (SNAP).

Geospatial World

D-Fend, Syzygy to Bolster US DOD Anti Rogue Drone Program

August 19, 2022

D-Fend Solutions, and Syzygy Integration, have integrated D-Fend’s EnforceAir C-UAS with Syzygy’s SNAP (Sensor Network Access Point). Geospatial World spoke with D-Fend for insights on this integration and related matters, including how the integration helps protect against rogue drones, associated challenges, role of geospatial technologies, beneficiaries and sectors, and plans for future integrations.

Inside Unmanned Systems

D-Fend Reprograms Rogue Drones

August 18, 2022

Feature article on D-Fend Solutions that covers the threat, actual case studies such as a papal mass and a G7 summit where “the system proved its mettle”, the company’s drone-positive worldview, shortcomings of traditional C-UAS technologies, how the system manages the drone incident detection and mitigation lifecycle, and deployment configurations, and the wonderful conclusion: “For D-Fend, it’s about keeping the good guys in the skies.”

Morning Consult

As Companies Expand Drone Deliveries, Most Consumers Have Trust Issues Over the Idea

July 19, 2022

D-Fend Solutions shares its views in an extensive article by Chris Teale of Morning Consult about drone delivery consumer trust and safety concerns, detailing the shortcomings of legacy C-UAS technologies and the importance of maintaining continuity.


D-Fend Drone Incident Tracker: Just How Big is the Rogue Drone Problem?

June 28, 2022

Drone incidents are explored and D-Fend’s Drone Attack & Incident Tracker is described in fascinating coverage by DroneLife.com’s Magill Jim about the increasing number of drone incidents at airports, in military conflict zones, and around critical infrastructure, and the response by governments, and the response by governments.


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

June 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.


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

June 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.

Security Magazine

Global Incidents Show Rogue Drones Have Increased

May 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.

Aerospace & Defense Technology

A New Approach to Counter-UAS Technology

May 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.”

April 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

March 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.


Why Airspace Security is a Good Opportunity for Integrators

March 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

January 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. 


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

January 24, 2022

Financial TImes

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

January 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.”


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

December 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.


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

December 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

December 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

December 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.


Israeli Tech Removes Drone Threat from Pope Mass

December 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

December 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

October 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

October 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.


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

October 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

October 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

September 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.


Safe Integration of Unmanned Systems: Airport Priorities

September 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

September 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.


Getting on Top of the Curve with Drones & Robots

September 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.”


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

June 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

June 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

May 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

March 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?

February 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

February 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

February 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

February 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

February 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

January 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.


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

December 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)

December 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

December 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

November 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.


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

November 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.


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

November 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.


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

November 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

November 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

November 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.”


The Israeli Technologies Fighting the Drone Threat at Airports

October 28, 2020

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


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

October 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

September 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.


Former FAA Head Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

September 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

September 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.


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

September 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

September 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.


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

September 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

September 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.


Drone Security without the Fireworks

September 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.


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

September 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.


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

February 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’

February 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

February 4, 2020

חברת D-Fend Solutions (די-פנד), המפתחת פתרון לנטרול
רחפנים עוינים, הודיעה שיחידת החדשנות של משרד ההגנה
האמריקני (DIU) בחרה במערכת ה-EnforceAir מתוצרתה,
כפתרון המשולב במערכת נטרול הרחפנים של היחידה.


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

September 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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