$28M Drone Detection Startup Examined (Dedrone)

By: Brian Karas, Published on Jul 25, 2017

Dedrone has received ~$28M in funding to build what they call an "automatic anti-drone solution", a system to detect drones, and then automatically neutralize them.

In this report we analyze Dedrone's funding and technology, including key limitations in the US, one of their largest potential markets.

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