Department 13 delivers counter-drone technology to another South-East Asian government


A number of Department 13 counter-drone MESMER systems will be strategically placed around critical infrastructure and assets in South-East Asia. The complete turnkey counter-drone solution will detect, identify and mitigate unauthorised drone activities and help the government monitor and manage unauthorised drone usage.

To work in conjunction with the MESMER systems, Department 13 are developing a customised web portal to provide the government with flexible and efficient processes that will enable them to locally add Wi-Fi drones into the system to constantly improve mitigation capabilities. The portal will be the first of its kind and enable the South-East Asian government to instantly update the systems identification database and action appropriate mitigation responses on a local level in real-time.

The web portal is also being built to allow for a seamless integration of MESMER and a number of additional intelligence products developed by other companies that the government uses to enable the detection and mitigation of multiple targets from all directions in an omnidirectional manner.

This project will provide long-term consistent advances in the South-East Asian governments operations, safety and security, whilst creating new technology and security jobs within their departments. Training and support services to the government will be provided by Department 13 in collaboration with our local system integrator in South-East Asian for the next three years.

Department 13’s Chief Executive Office Lee Croft said, “the MESMER systems and web portal will work together to determine whether a target is a drone, is authorised or unauthorised, and can determine the brand of the drone and its registered user. It will then create a historic list of unwanted and friendly drones, and automatically alert staff and security when there is a potential threat, known or unknown, in the monitored airspace.

“This solution will allow the South-East Asian government to conduct their own compliance and risk management, quality assurance, and easily add locally encountered Wi-Fi drones to their MESMER systems and web portal which further improves the systems instant effectiveness. Collaborating with the local South-East Asian system integrator provides us with a quality, long-lasting working relationship and will ensure the systems operate as efficiently as possible.

“Understanding their unique requirements, we are building the customized system to allow their approved local staff access into the backend of the system so they can respond to alerts in real-time and instantly action the mitigation of unauthorised drones entering their airspace when needed. It puts the control in their hands” said Mr Croft.

“The specific MESMER capability enhancement being incorporated into the system allows local staff to manually add recognised drone data into the system for drone identification purposes. Newly encountered Wi-Fi drones can be immediately entered into the official MESMER system by under the same extensive quality assurance and control procedures delivered directly by Department 13.

“Anything is possible with a Department 13 integration, we just need to know the specific requirements and situation for our tech team to craft a custom solution,” Mr Croft said.

Department 13 are continuing to enhance development of the MESMER system and it’s custom portals to augment capability for future MESMER system requirements and technology advancements.


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