Department of Homeland Security awards Dedrone Designation Status


Dedrone has announced that it is the first counter-drone company to receive the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) Designation status from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of SAFETY Act Implementation (OSAI).

Both its command-and-control (C2) platform, DedroneTracker.AI, and its DedroneSensor radio frequency (RF) sensors have been officially awarded as approved technology under the SAFETY Act. Dedrone was advised by Petrone Risk in the successful pursuit of this award with Senior Managing Director, Kathleen Lupia, leading the effort.

“With this Designation award, DHS today made clear that airspace security is now an essential part of any anti-terrorism security apparatus,” said Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone. “Having previously worked with some of our customers in their efforts to acquire SAFETY Act acknowledgment, we know that OSAI’s process is extremely rigorous.

“This is a tremendous honour for Dedrone as the preeminent counter-drone company, now with SAFETY Act Designation status technology and a resounding validation of our ongoing work to ensure our dual-use technology is as effective as possible for both civilian and military applications.”

The SAFETY Act was designed to encourage the development and use of anti-terrorism products and services. A technology must have demonstrated effectiveness during operational testing or through prior use.

Designation provides a liability cap as well as exclusive action in Federal court, no joint and several liability for non-economic damages, and no punitive damages or prejudgment interest.

The full Designation is in effect for Dedrone until April 30, 2029. Dedrone’s awarded Technology deployed during its period of Designation is protected for the lifetime of its deployment.  

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