D-Fend Solutions Expands Participation in FAA Program for UAS Detection at Airports

D-Fend Solution’s EnforceAir has now undergone UAS detection and mitigation testing at two airports. Photo courtesy of D-Fend Solutions.

RA’ANANA, Israel and MCLEAN, Virginia—D-Fend Solutions announced expanded and extended participation in the FAA Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program, aimed at achieving safe and efficient airport and National Airspace System operations.

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

EnforceAir was previously selected for participation in the FAA Program at Atlantic City International Airport. The program enables the FAA to work with major federal departments and agencies to ensure technologies/systems that are developed, tested, or deployed by federal departments and agencies to detect and/or mitigate potential risks posed by errant or hostile UAS operations do not adversely impact or interfere with the safe and efficient operation of the National Airspace System.

The evaluation further ensures that EnforceAir does not adversely impact or interfere with safe airport operations, aircraft navigation or air traffic services. D-Fend Solutions rapidly progressed from initial testing at one airport to further assessment in a second airport environment. Graduating and completing the second phase at another airport is a major milestone for program participants that are able to demonstrate that their product performs as advertised, generated reliable and accurate data, and warranted further evaluation in another operational setting.

“EnforceAir’s quick progression from first trials at Atlantic City to additional evaluations at Syracuse in this demanding and vital FAA program validates D-Fend’s vision of enabling a flourishing drone-powered society, specifically in aviation, by supporting the growth of safe and secure drone adoption and integration while applying innovation to defend against rogue drone threats at airports,” said Zohar Halachmi, chairman and CEO of D-Fend Solutions.