Toshiba Invests $15 Million in C-UAS Company Fortem Technologies

By Miriam McNabb, March 23rd, 2021  Read on dronelife.com→

Tech giant Toshiba and Fortem Technologies, Inc. have established a strategic partnership to expand the reach of both companies in counter drone tech.

Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions (Toshiba) has invested $15 million in Fortem, a leading player in the airspace security and counter drone sector.   The investment is one part of a strategic business alliance: Toshiba and Fortem Technologies will integrate their complementary counter drone solutions.

“The Fortem SkyDome® System is a highly accurate drone detection solution based on Fortem TrueView® radars that are easy to install and effective in urban environments. Also part of the system, Fortem DroneHunter® is an AI-enabled autonomous drone that can safely capture and remove rogue drones day and night,” says a Fortem press release.

“Toshiba has already commercialized a drone detection system that can determine the incoming direction and altitude of a drone by receiving radio waves emitted by the drone in flight. Toshiba is also strengthening the drone security business by its own research and development of related products.”

“Toshiba is a world-renowned technical and sales powerhouse,”said Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies, Inc. “We are very pleased to announce this alliance to accelerate the delivery of  solutions to our customers that combine the disruptive innovation of our AI-enabled Fortem SkyDome System with the depth of Toshiba’s commercial drone RF detection expertise and advanced radar technology. This partnership brings added confidence to security professionals who must secure the airspace above their venues, campuses and metro regions.”

Masaki Haruyama, Vice President of Toshiba said, “We are excited to partner with Fortem, a pioneering counter-drone solution provider with proven detection system and unique and highly effective mitigation system. Toshiba has a long history of providing leading technologies of radars. With the perfectly complementary technologies and products of the two companies, we are confident that we can become a global top-tier player in a rapidly growing market, and contribute a safer, more reliable facilities.”

About Fortem Technologies

Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, security, and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones. Through an advanced, end to end system of distributed radar, AI at the Edge, deep sensor integration, and autonomous drone capture, Fortem monitors and defends the world’s venues, infrastructures, cities, and regions. The same system 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 Toshiba, Boeing, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company, Signia Venture Partners and others.

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