ASX Listed DroneShield announced that it has sold a quantity of its RfOne MKII long-range sensors to the Australian Army. The capability is being delivered immediately to allow the Australian Army to assess its future counter-drone requirements and options. The deployment of these long-range sensors will highlight the flexibility, resilience, and capabilities of DroneShield equipment in a dynamic field environment, while also assisting the Australian Army in establishing its counter drone requirements and future capability options.
The sale was structured as a one-off sale to the Australian Army, and, similar to the standard purchases from DroneShield’s other defence and law enforcement customers, comprises a small purchase of equipment. While the size of the sale is financially immaterial, it is considered to be material from a growth perspective as it is expected to lead to larger procurements, once the equipment from the earlier purchase has been fielded for a period of time. Oleg Vornik, DroneShield CEO, commented, “As an Australian company, DroneShield is immensely proud to support the Australian Army with its long-range counter-drone strategy.”
DroneShield announced last week it has received an initial order from a high-profile US critical infrastructure federal agency. The order is comprised of a portable drone defeat system.
Vornik said then that the “US government, through its various agencies, is the single largest counter-drone customer globally. Smaller orders such as this, are an important initial step-stone commitment, leading to larger acquisition programs following the evaluation process. We have now successfully been through this sequence with other Government customers, both in the US and globally. We are pleased to continue expanding the breadth of our US government customer base, now across several high profile federal and state agencies. This is our first sale to a US critical infrastructure agency. Critical infrastructure faces a number of drone threats, across terrorism, illicit surveillance of the facilities, and others – with an inherent difficulty of discerning between different levels of threats. This initial deployment will serve as a reference case for expected follow-on sales with this and related customers.”