Fortem Technologies Selected by US Army to Advance to Phase Two of Competitive xTechSearch Five
PLEASANT GROVE, UT - May 20, 2020 - Fortem Technologies, Inc., the market leader of C-UAS security and defense solutions, has been selected to advance to phase two of the xTechSearch 5 application process. xTechSearch allows selected private sector companies to collaborate with the Army in tackling challenges to our national security, defense, and public safety, using innovative technologies developed within the private sector.
Fortem was selected for its F700 DroneHunter, equipped with the autonomous ability to deliver radio frequency (RF) and directed energy weapons (DEW) countermeasures to small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and drones. Fortem DroneHunter, the premier autonomous AI-enabled interceptor drone in the world, can deliver electronic counter-UAS mitigation devices close to the target, greatly increasing countermeasure effectiveness while simultaneously reducing collateral effects on friendly forces.
The xTechSearch competitions are sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)). xTechSearch continues to provide opportunities to uncover novel science and technology solutions by engaging with small businesses and non-traditional partners. The xTechSearch competition was launched in June 2018 as a way to revolutionize the way the Army attracts and encourages innovation. IT engages the non-defense business sector and start-up technology companies, with the Army Science and Technology ecosystem to leverage cutting edge technologies in support of the Army of the Future.
As part of this phase, Fortem will present its technology concept directly with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from the Army research and development, acquisition, and user communities. Up to 20 participating companies will move into the semi-finals, scheduled at the 2020 AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. from October 12-14, 2020.
To date, Fortem has received a $10 million contract for its DroneHunter technology from a foreign police agency, has been tried and tested by the Department of Defense (DoD), tested by NATO for its Defense Against Terrorism Programme of Work, and participates in the UAS International Pilot Program (IPP).
About Fortem Technologies
Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones. Through an advanced ecosystem of distributed radar, AI at-the-edge, deep sensor integration and autonomous drone capture, Fortem monitors, protects and defends the world’s cities, venues, infrastructures, military bases, and regions from dangerous or malicious drone threats. The same ecosystem is accelerating the safety of the world’s airspace for urban air mobility. Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company is privately held and backed by Boeing, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company, Signia Venture Partners, and others.