Airobotics Completes Acquisition of Iron Drone Assets, Launches New Counter-Drone System

Airobotics has completed the acquisition of the assets of Iron Drone Ltd. Image courtesy of Ondas Holdings Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass. & DUBAI & PETAH TIKVAH, Israel—Ondas Holdings Inc., which provides private industrial wireless networks and commercial drone and automated data solutions, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Airobotics Ltd., completed the acquisition of the assets of Iron Drone Ltd., an Israeli-based company specializing in the development of autonomous counter-drone systems, effective March 6.

Iron Drone’s new system will be presented through March 9 at the World Police Summit in Dubai. Ondas will integrate Iron Drone’s counter-drone technology within its business unit, Ondas Autonomous Systems. Together with the Optimus System, Ondas is offering a government-grade drone solution for security and critical infrastructure protection and monitoring, specifically when deployed for homeland security applications for protection of critical assets in complex commercial environments.

Combined, the companies will provide customers in smart city, defense and industrial markets with an advanced and unique integrated security platform capable of intercepting hostile drones in various theaters such as airports, populated areas, critical infrastructure, and more. The Iron Drone technology will be available to customers as a standalone technology offering and as an addition to the Optimus System Urban Drone Infrastructure.

“Iron Drone’s counter-drone technology is a perfect fit for Ondas’ portfolio as it is a mission-critical system that can be installed to protect sensitive assets,” said Eric Brock, Chairman and CEO of Ondas. “The combination of Airobotics with Iron Drone represents a new revenue opportunity for Ondas in a market that is seeing a lot of growth. Iron Drone’s expertise and technology will be complementary to the Optimus System drone, providing our growing list of customers in the public safety and industrial sectors with the solution they are looking for.”