DroneShield’s DroneGun Tactical has been selected as the preferred solution by the European Union police forces following a competitive tender.
The agreement represents the first framework rollout of counterdrone equipment by any Government customer, anywhere in the world. The process was run by Belgium Police, with an EU-wide framework. Sales, training and local support will be managed by DroneShield’s Benelux region partner ForcePro BV.
Company provides countermeasures against malignant drone technology
DroneShield provides protection against drones threatening safety, security and privacy. The company’s detection and countermeasure products are designed to aid security forces against malignant threats by drones.
Under the framework agreement, DroneGun Tactical is expected to be rolled out across a range of police units across European Union. The agreement does not specify minimum purchase quantities but DroneShield has stated that it expects the agreement to produce material periodic sales over an extended period of time, with orders commencing this quarter. DroneShield also expects the framework to be a platform for sales of its other products for its vehicle and fixed site products to EU police departments.
First rollout of counterdrone equipment by any Government
DroneShield CEO Oleg Vornik said: “This is an exciting win in a number of ways. This is the first framework rollout of counterdrone equipment by any Government customer, anywhere in the world. In addition to the substantial nature of this contract, we expect for this to set a standard for DroneGun TacticalTM procurement by other Government customers in the EU and globally, helping fasttrack additional acquisitions. This selection by a highly demanding customer, following on the UK Government CPNI certification last year, reinforces the world leading position of our products in the industry. Importantly, this win of the competitive tender by DroneShield illustrates that security is at the forefront of governments globally as well as the fact that, after a brief interruption caused by the COVID crisis, global procurement processes have resumed.”