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DRO, DRONESHIELD LIMITED
mullokintyre
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DRO up 13% today.
Must be an announcement in the offing.
Tempted to take the money and run.
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nipper
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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Sep 18 2019, 02:17 PM

I had a look at the latest Investor Presentation: there seems to be an escalation of sophistication (YGWYPF) in DRO's offerings. Most seem to work in 1-2km and possibly up to 5km.

Because the drone is a targeted device, usually with two-way feed, real tit signal emitted and commands out, they may actually take over controls and thus land or otherwise render safe. Check out some of the links.

I'd say, just guessing, the weapons that hit the refineries were more V3's. Wernher von Braun would be impressed.



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mullokintyre
post Posted: Sep 18 2019, 02:17 PM
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One of the detection systems that Drone Shield uses is the sound of the rotors.
Its not loud, but certainly detectable.
At first, I thought that this was a pretty smart way of detecting, , as physics says that the rotors will emit noise, not necessarily at the frequencies of human hearing, but beat osscillations non the less.
Then it suddenly hit me that in the same way that Automatic Noise Reduction Headphones work, a drone maker could add a sample of the noise being made and just emit the same noise, but at 180 degrees out of phase.
Thus the two cancel each other out and silence is all that remains.
The next step is to change the algorithms in the GPS satellite software such that the satellites can be switched off to non "friendly" devices.
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nipper
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Necessity is the mother of invention, and the growth of drone use by non-state actors represents the latest innovation in a never-ending arms race against technologically superior foes.

Not content to simply be dominated in conventional military terms, many groups have sought for ways to undermine their opponents, negating their advantages in novel ways.

Unlike a normal arms race, in which two foes on relative parity seek to match and one-up one another within an existing context (eg tank versus tank), this unconventional approach seeks to change the very rules of the game itself (eg deny the enemy their ability to use tanks at all).....
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-18/dron...e-ieds/11520196

Apart from military and Law Enforcement
.... Critical Infrastructure (incl. 65,000 power plants).
... Prisons (20,000 globally)
... Airports (42,000 globally)
... Special Events (including 11,000+ stadiums)



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nipper
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still climbing
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DroneShield Limited (DRO) designs detection systems that use specialised technology to achieve levels of precision and sensitivity that are not possible with other methods.

The Company has developed multilayered pre-eminent drone detection and disruption solutions that protect people, organisations and critical infrastructure from intrusion from drones.

forming a partnership with BT, in the UK
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.... effect of the partnership is that BT, with its millions of customers in the UK and globally, including, notably, airports and other civil infrastructure, is rolling out an anti-drone service UK-wide, using DroneShield’s products and technology.

While DroneShield has previously co-operated with larger organizations in several countries, this is a very different arrangement, with a very different company. This partnership with BT, coupled with the urgent need for the solution across the UK, cracks open for DroneShield one of the world’s largest anti-drone markets that is also ahead of other countries in adopting anti-drone technologies. This is an important step-change for DroneShield.

This is the first time that a major global telecommunications provider will offer standalone drone mitigation services to its customer base....





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nipper
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In Reply To: nipper's post @ Jan 24 2019, 08:12 PM

Up some 24%





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In the December quarter update issued on Thursday, DroneShield said it “experienced a substantial increase in inbound governmental and corporate queries during, and following, the Gatwick events”.

This flowed into the first quarter of the new calendar year. DroneShield’s cash receipts for the first three weeks of January 2019 were $728,628.

“Following the Gatwick events, in the first three weeks of the 2019 calendar year, DroneShield received approximately 50 per cent more in cash from its customers than it did during the entire previous quarter,” Droneshield told its investors.

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Its December quarter cash burn from operating activities was $1.08 million, taking cash burn for 2018 to $4.42m. Based on expected costs, the company said it expects to spend $1.6m in this quarter leaving $1.2 million to spare.

DroneShield’s commercial deals include selling anti-drone guns to “security agencies” across Central America and Asia, as well as European military outfit Thales, a Western law enforcement agency, and Middle Eastern telecommunications company Zain.

“Drones being flown near commercial aircraft have continued to disrupt operations at airports around the world, and close calls and collisions between drones and aircraft continue to rise, with the Gatwick events most prominent but by no means an isolated incident,” the company said. “Airports, police, fire fighters and paramedics have all expressed concern.”
expect CR sooner than later?



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Received a drone for Christmas; here's what you need to know
https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-25/d...arning/10664092
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- No flying more than 120 metres above the ground
- No flying over or near an area affecting public safety or where emergency operations are underway
- No flying within 30m of people
- If your drone weighs more than 100 grams you must keep your drone at least 5.5 kilometres away from controlled aerodromes
- No flying at night
- Your drone must stay within your line of sight
- No flying over or above people e.g. at festivals, sporting ovals, populated beaches, parks, busy roads and footpaths
- Flying must not create a hazard to another aircraft, person, or property
- No flying in prohibited or restricted areas
- Local council and/or national park laws prohibit drone flights in certain areas

Source: CASA




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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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Fight or flight: drone trial divides Canberra community

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Robyn McIntyre, who lives on the outskirts of Canberra, was in her family room a few months ago when she thought she heard a “chainsaw gone ballistic”.

It was actually a drone on its way to deliver a burrito or coffee as part of a test from Wing, which like Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet. One recent day, she said delivery drones flew over her house about 10 times in 2½ hours, making it difficult to focus on working or reading the newspaper.

“There’s one!” said Ms McIntyre, 64, drinking tea in her living room on a recent Saturday morning. “Oh no, it’s a blowfly. See there, it’s gotten into my head. Every time I hear a high-pitched noise, I think it’s a drone.”

Drones could some day revolutionise e-commerce by cutting delivery times, reducing energy use and lowering costs. For now, they are dividing neighbours in the suburban neighbourhood of Bonython, where one of the world’s most advanced drone-delivery tests has taken flight.

Tech companies are tinkering with drone deliveries all over the world. Wing is a step ahead of some by bringing everyday items to customers in an entire neighbourhood.

Residents can use a smartphone app to order food, hardware supplies and over-the-counter medications from half a dozen retailers. Next year, Wing hopes to move the trial to another part of Canberra and plans to begin a similar test in Finland. Some residents don’t use their yards as much because of the noise. Others say they’ve seen magpies, famous for swooping at pedestrians and cyclists in the spring, do the same to drones. At a local dog club, some members are avoiding an area near where the drones take off because dogs can get nervous, says the club president. For some residents, it’s a small-scale version of the misery heaped on travellers at London’s Gatwick Airport, whose holiday plans were ruined by mystery drone incursions.

Irene Clarke, Ms McIntyre’s neighbour, gets up to 10 deliveries a day. After she discovered that her sunscreen was out of date, she ordered a replacement via drone so she could quickly lather up her three young grandchildren. It arrived within seven minutes.

Ms Clarke, 64, calculates it would have taken 25 minutes to get the children in the car and make the round trip to the shopping centre. Some people may not like the drone service “because they’re not using it”, said Ms Clarke, adding that none of her neighbours had asked her to stop getting deliveries.

The convenience isn’t swaying members of Bonython Against Drones, a group of residents “united against noisy, intrusive, unnecessary drones”, according to its Facebook page. The organisers recently submitted a petition to the local Legislative Assembly. Politicians voted to launch an inquiry into drone deliveries and a committee will produce a report on the trial’s environmental and economic impacts.

“It is a suburb surrounded by bush,” said Nev Sheather, who opposes the trial. “It is normally a very peaceful, quiet place. We have kangaroos hopping literally in the street.”

Laura Edwards hasn’t used the drone service, but she returned home after a weekend away to find two hot chocolates in front of her house, still in the aerodynamically shaped box that Wing uses for delivery. One had mostly leaked out, requiring her husband to hose down the driveway.

“I just felt angry, because I thought, we have to clean this up,” said Ms Edwards, who posted the incident on social media but didn’t file a formal complaint. An investigation by Wing later determined the hot chocolates had been left at the wrong house because a customer selected the incorrect address.

Wing, which has been testing drones in Australia since 2014, says it hopes to improve the service. It is developing a quieter drone. It modified flight paths so the drones, equipped with 12 rotors to hover and two propellers, don’t fly over the same houses all the time. And it slowed down the drones, which have a top speed of roughly 125km/h.

Analysis from the Rand Corp, using data from Minneapolis, found that shifting small-package deliveries near the city centre from trucks to drones would reduce energy use by 6 per cent. A Wing-commissioned study from advisory firm AlphaBeta determined that drone deliveries in Canberra alone could reduce delivery costs for businesses by about $13 million annually.

During a delivery, a drone flies autonomously to its destination, using GPS and a low-resolution camera. Once there, it hovers about 7.5m in the air and lowers a package to the ground that unhooks automatically. Orders are prepared in modified shipping containers in a field near the neighbourhood. Wing currently isn’t charging for deliveries.

No accidents involving the drones have been reported, according to Australia’s aviation safety regulator, which approved the trial.

The drones, which have a wingspan of just over a metre, are able to land themselves if a problem is detected. Of about 2000 flights to customers, there have been five such landings. One of those instances involved an ill-placed portable basketball hoop. Another landing occurred in high wind. One drone landed on a sidewalk because of a “flaw in the package construction”.

Rachel Thackray, 29, once ordered lunch for herself, her parents and three friends. Two drones carrying Mexican fare soon arrived. Then the wind picked up and a third drone that was supposed to carry Ms Thackray’s chicken burrito with extra jalapeno was cancelled.

Usually, “you place your order and then in no time it’s there”, said Ms Thackray. “We stand out the front excitedly waiting for it.” Her missing burrito was eventually delivered by car.

Warwick Brooker, 72, who served in Vietnam with the Australian military, still finds the sound of the drones irritating. But he isn’t getting panic attacks like he did when they first started. “If flying burritos bring joy to others, I can live with that,” he said.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/f...0d42638527c6df7

... coming to a suburb near you



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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
nipper
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...aerial pests
... only, we're at the cusp, taking mobility to three dimensions. A pivotal time to get it right; regulations; yes, and everything can be tracked. GPS is real-time, so it's a problem that can be solved



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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
 


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