Dedrone Appoints Alex Morrow to Lead Development of sUAS Defeat Programs
WASHINGTON, D.C., and COLUMBUS, OHIO, November 12, 2019 – Dedrone, a market leader in counter-drone technology and airspace security, has hired Alex Morrow as Vice President of Defense Solutions. Morrow joins Dedrone from Battelle Memorial Institute, where he was the lead developer of counter-drone defeat technology DroneDefender®, which Dedrone acquired in October 2019.
Prior to joining Dedrone, Morrow was the Director of cUAS Programs at Battelle Memorial Institute, a private nonprofit applied science and technology development company. Over his nearly two-decade career with Battelle, Morrow led multiple product development projects involving laser systems, imaging technology, 3D printing, and quantum key networking. In 2014, Morrow began working on DroneDefender, a non-kinetic, radio frequency sUAS countermeasure, which safeguards airspace without risking collateral damage. In October 2019, Dedrone acquired DroneDefender from Battelle and established Dedrone’s new counter-sUAS solutions provider and consultancy called Dedrone Defense.
“Having worked on DroneDefender over the past few years, it was critical to find an organization that had the resources, knowledge, and capabilities to address the multi-faceted threat profile that small UAS pose to defense organizations,” shares Alex Morrow. “Dedrone’s platform, which now includes DroneDefender, provides the essential tool for all government installations to protect against the sUAS threat. I look forward to further developing DroneDefender as a part of the Dedrone team and providing defense organizations a complete detect and defeat sUAS mitigation platform.”
As Dedrone’s Vice President of Defense Solutions, Morrow will continue to advance the DroneDefender technology for Dedrone customers, including U.S. federal agencies, armed forces, and other organizations with authorization to defeat sUAS. Dedrone’s portfolio of counter-drone technology includes DroneTracker software, which recognizes and classifies RF, WiFi, and non-WiFi drones, as well as radio frequency sensors, the Dedrone RF-100 and RF-300.
“Alex’s expertise and experience in cUAS defeat systems, and intimate working knowledge of DroneDefender will support our company’s offerings to protect defense organizations against drone threats,” shares Phil Pitsky, VP of U.S. Federal Business Development. “We look forward to working with Alex, as well as our partners at U.S. federal agencies, to advance our counter-drone technology offerings, and protect critical infrastructure and civilians from uncooperative or malicious sUAS.”
Morrow earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, and his Master’s in Business Administration from Ohio University. He will be based in Columbus, Ohio, establishing Dedrone’s third U.S. location, which will focus on the development, manufacturing, and distribution of DroneDefender.
Dedrone is a market and technology leader in airspace security. The Dedrone counter-drone platform combines hardware sensors and machine-learning software, providing early warning, classification of, and mitigation against all drone threats. Based in San Francisco, Dedrone was founded in 2014 and is backed by investors including Felicis Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems and founder of JC2 Ventures.
About Dedrone Defense
Dedrone Defense is a complete counter-sUAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) technology consultancy, providing customized, end-to-end sUAS threat detection and mitigation solutions for U.S. federal departments and agencies as well as U.S. government integrators and contractors. Dedrone Defense was established in 2019 and is a subsidiary of Dedrone Holdings Inc. Based in Sterling, VA, Dedrone Defense is the global provider of the award-winning sUAS mitigation technology, DroneDefender, a non-kinetic solution for protecting airspace without compromising safety or risking collateral damage.
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