100th production Dronebuster counter-UAS system Dronebuster counter drone solution continues to be the most effective hand-held drone detection and jamming system available. This week Radio Hill Technologies delivered its 100th production block 3 Dronebuster hand-held counter-UAS system. This has been an ongoing effort this year to get production system delivered to U.S. and NATO defense users while we get our new state-of-the-art production facility setup in Portland, Oregon. CTO Bryan Sydnor has been able to keep quality production moving over the past eight months in a make-shift facility in Long Beach, California while the Portland facility was being designed and laid out. With a planned occupancy date of 1st September, Bryan will [...]
This week the Dronebuster completed a comprehensive series of tests with an unnamed U.S. agency for its potential use as an air interdiction C-UAS asset. This testing took place at a closed range facility over several days using the agency aircraft. The Dronebuster was operated by Radio Hill VP Clay Wild during both ground and air testing. What was most encouraging during testing was the confirmation that the Dronebuster did not interfere with aircraft communications, allowing air crew to effectively coordinate intercepts with ground personnel. We also found the effectiveness of the jamming was significantly enhanced at altitude. It appears the Dronebuster could be an effective tool when used from rotary wing aircraft in a [...]
Work is underway this month on our new factory being built out in a new multi-story building in Portland's Northwest business district. Radio Hill signed a lease for space in July 2017 for a 4th floor section of the New York building on 22nd Avenue. This new facility will provide over 2000 square feet of both production and office space. Work is scheduled to continue through the month of August with a planned occupancy date of early September 2017.
Radio Hill Technologies has committed to participating in the annual Association of the US Army exposition in Washington DC on October 9-11, 2017. http://ausameetings.org/2017annualmeeting/ This major defense trade show offers Radio Hill the opportunity to show off the block 3 Dronebuster to multiple program offices and potential partners at this major event. Radio Hill will also be showing our initial fixed-site jamming modules that could be used in any number of force protection applications. These fixed-site modules have been on Radio Hill's product roadmap to debut late in 2017. Radio Hill is a member of the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition http://www.pndc.us/and will be displaying in the PNDC booth No. 3725. This is a 20' x 20' [...]
This week the Defense Logistics Agency assigned a National Stock Number (NSN) to the block 3 model Dronebuster in response to one of our customers. This NSN also doubles as a NATO stock number, providing easy access to our NATO partners. The assignment of an NSN promotes interoperability between services and partners and ensures life cycle support. It validates the safety of the system and provides key tracking information for a services' or country's logistics system. Radio Hill is obviously very excited to partner with U.S. and NATO militaries in getting the Dronebuster tested and fielded in now, into the Federal Stock System.
Radio Hill Technologies (RHT) has recently completed a contract for sale of one hundred Block 3 Dronebuster hand-held counter-drone detection and jamming systems for the US Air Force. Contracting was done via the Air Force's Installation Contracting Agency at Barksdale, LA with deliveries starting immediately. This is the third generation of the Dronebuster line of hand-held detection and jamming systems. This model, released on 1st November last year, was tested extensively by the Air Force as part of this competitive contract award. The contract is in excess of $2.5 million dollars. The block 3 includes improved range and reliability over previous models. It has the ability to detect incoming RF signals to aid in aiming the [...]
Last week the National Geographic channel featured Radio Hill's DRONEBUSTER at length as part of an hour-long documentary called 'Game of Drones'. This documentary was one in an eight episode series called BREAKTHROUGH, which airs weekly on Tuesdays on the National Geographic channel. The episode is also available for streaming online at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/breakthrough-series/episodes/game-of-drones/ In this BREAKTHROUGH episode National Geographic looks at the proliferation of drones throughout the world, and as a corollary, how best to interdict them. The interdiction of drones segment focuses on last year's MITRE Challenge at Quantico Virginia's U.S. Marine Corps base. The MITRE Challenge featured a number of small businesses including Radio Hill that were showcasing emerging counter-drone technologies, including our first-generation DRONEBUSTER. [...]
PORTLAND, OR – July, 2017—Radio Hill Technologies has hired technology veteran Greg Valentin as Chief Operating Officer. He will report directly to Radio Hill's CEO, Jacob Sullivan. Greg will oversee Manufacturing, Post-Delivery Support, Quality, Program Management, and Facilities. “Bringing Greg on board is a critical step toward building a fully integrated operations team that supports sales, manufacturing, and post-delivery support. Greg’s deep experience, knowledge and exceptional operational skills add to our already strong management team to advance Radio Hill to the next stage of operational maturity and sustainable growth. Radio Hill and our customers will benefit immensely with Greg as COO,” commented CEO Jake Sullivan. Greg has over 20 years of multi-industry experience in driving change [...]
DRONEBUSTER stand within the Target Tecnología booth at HOMSEC 2017. This has been a busy week in Madrid, Spain where our Spanish partner Target Tecnología A.S. http://www.target-tecnologia.es/ has been participating in the HOMSEC 2017 http://www.homsec.es/ Target Tecnología has been showcasing the recently released block 3 DRONEBUSTER along with some of their other defense and security equipment. Target Tecnología manufactures and distributes detection and CBRNE equipment throughout the European markets and has begun to focus on counter-drone technologies. Interest in these C-UAS technologies continues to grow in Europe as rapidly as in North America. Target Tecnología booth at HOMSEC 2017 in Madrid.
This week marks the annual IDEX International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. This is one of the middle-east's largest and best attended trade shows. Our block 3 DRONEBUSTER makes its debut this week at IDEX with our Canadian partner Draganfly. Draganfly is showing several of their drone technologies with their regional distributor Remah International Group. This represents the first time the DRONEBUSTER has participated in an international exhibition and to date, it is attracting significant attention from regional militaries and police forces. The DRONEBUSTER remains the smallest, lightest and most capable counter-drone detection and jamming system available today. Recent testing by the U.S. Army at Yuma Proving Ground confirmed system performance across all GPS and commercial [...]