Fortem Technologies, leaders in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, proved to an audience of over 140 agencies that their DroneHunter®, the world’s premier AI-enabled interceptor drone, could safely remove a threatening drone from a complex airport environment. The recent test event at Oslo Airport in Norway was spearheaded by Interpol, Avinor, the police, and UAS Norway to demonstrate counter drone capabilities.
Following the drone incident in 2018 that shut London’s Gatwick Airport down for two days, sightings of drones at airports are still occurring. The operation at Avinor Oslo was used to test various counter-drone systems. It was the first time the Norwegian police were shown options for how to safely mitigate a threatening drone.
Several suppliers, both from Europe and the U.S., participated alongside Fortem in the exercise. With jammers deemed illegal in Norway, and with high restrictions in place due to the airport setting, the autonomous, radar-guided DroneHunter was one of the only systems successful in removing the threat drone. The Fortem DroneHunter was designed to operate safely in complex environments and is favored because it does not cause collateral damage during the capture process.
“Airports understand how essential drone security is,” said Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies. “We’re extremely proud of how DroneHunter performed during the Oslo Airport exercise. Our team has worked exceptionally hard to make sure DroneHunter performs safely and effectively even in complex environments like an airport. No manually-operated drone can outperform the autonomous radar-guided DroneHunter when it comes to defeating small drones and larger fixed-wing drones before they reach sensitive protected airspace.”