D-Fend Solutions, a leader in radio frequency (RF), cyber-based, counter-drone takeover technology, and New Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Public Safety Workforce Management in the AST 2021 Homeland Security Awards Program, is honored to announce that Charles F. Bolden Jr., former NASA Administrator and U.S. Marine Corps Major General (Ret.), has joined the company’s advisory board.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Bolden flew over 100 combat missions during the Vietnam War, and is expected to positively impact D-Fend’s market leadership in the counter-small, unmanned aerial systems (C-sUAS) for sensitive environments category.
He later served as a test pilot for the Naval Air Test Center’s Systems Engineering and Strike Aircraft Test Directorates.
Bolden’s 34-year career with the Marine Corps included 14 years as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Office, during which he traveled to orbit four times, commanding two of the missions and piloting the others, for a combined 680 hours in space.
Following his service as an astronaut in 1994, he served as the Assistant Commandant of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy, and in 1998 as the Commanding General of the Marine expeditionary force attached to Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait.
He last served as Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, prior to his retirement from the Marine Corps.
In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Bolden to be the 12th NASA Administrator, making him only the second astronaut to hold that position.
Over the course of his distinguished career with NASA, Administrator Bolden’s leadership ventures included an unprecedented landing on Mars with the Curiosity rover, the launch of a spacecraft to Jupiter, enhancing the nation’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, and continued progress toward the scheduled December 2021 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Bolden also served as Chief of NASA’s Safety Division at the Johnson Space Center in the wake of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster.
“Safety was always a top priority during my career and the special focus on safety in the counter-drone approach by D-Fend Solutions is imperative due to the proliferation of drones, frequency of rogue drone incidents, and the risks of collateral damage and operational disruption posed by legacy C-UAS technologies,” according to Bolden.
“I am honored to join this impressive C-sUAS advisory team and share the knowledge and best practices I have accumulated during my career to help D-Fend continue to grow.”
TAKE OVER THE DRONE TO TAKE OVER THE THREAT
EnforceAir, D-Fend Solutions’ flagship anti-drone product, in either autonomous or manual mode, detects, locates, and identifies rogue drones in your airspace and then neutralizes the threat by allowing you to take full control over the drone and land it safely in a predefined zone.
Since the system does not rely upon jammers or kinetic technology, EnforceAir avoids collateral damage, interference, disruption, and disturbance.
Continuity prevails as communications, commerce, transportation, and everyday life smoothly proceed.
(See how EnforceAir automatically and passively detects, locates, and identifies rogue drones, minimizing the risk by taking control and safe routing/landing threat C-sUAS at a pre-defined safe zone. Courtesy of D-Fend Solutions and YouTube.)
FOCUS ON THE REAL RISK DANGEROUS DRONES
D-Fend Solutions focuses on the real risks – the most dangerous drones, with solutions that employ risk analysis, assessment, and prioritization methodologies, paying special attention to flight range, payload capabilities, and drone accessibility.
“D-Fend Solutions is excited to have a leader of Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr.’s caliber join our advisory board,” added Zohar Halachmi, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Co-Founder of D-Fend Solutions.
“His unique skillset around safety, deep aviation and military knowledge, and industry relationships are expected to be major assets for D-Fend.”
Bolden holds a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.
His past honors include the Defense Distinguished Service medal, theDefense Superior Service medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal, three NASAExceptional Service medals and four NASA Space Flight medals.
He received the Rotary National Space Trophy in 2014 and holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from numerous institutions of higher education. Bolden was inducted into the U.S Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2006 and the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2016.
He has served as a U.S. Department of State Science Envoy for Space from 2018-2019. He serves today as CEO emeritus of the Charles F. Bolden Group, a veteran-owned small business specializing in aerospace, national security, leadership and education.
D-Fend Solutions is the leading counter-drone takeover technology provider, enabling full control, safety, and continuity during rogue drone incidents across complex and sensitive environments, to overcome both current and emerging drone threats.
With hundreds of deployments worldwide, EnforceAir focuses on the most dangerous drone threats in the military, public safety, airport, prison, major event, and critical infrastructure environments.
D-Fend Solutions’ technology has been chosen as best-in-class and is in deployment at high-tier U.S. government agencies, which includes with U.S. military, federal law enforcement, and homeland security bodies, as well as major international airports globally.
EnforceAir autonomously executes RF, cyber-takeovers of rogue drones for a safe landing and outcome, ensuring the smooth flow of communications, commerce, transportation, and everyday life.
To Learn More, please visit d-fendsolutions.com and d-fendsolutions.com/enforceair.
D-Fend Solutions Takes Home the Gold in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Sixth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Persistent Aerial Monitoring Solution
National and homeland security personnel face a wide variety of scenarios and drone threats, so the EnforceAir anti-drone product, features counter-drone, cyber, radio frequency (RF)-based takeover technology to provide users with operational agility and flexibility.
EnforceAir, in either autonomous or manual mode, detects, locates, and identifies rogue drones in your airspace and then neutralizes the threat by allowing you to take full control over the drone and land it safely in a predefined zone.
Since the system does not rely upon jammers or kinetic technology, EnforceAir avoids collateral damage, interference, disruption, and disturbance, and continuity prevails as communications, commerce, transportation, and everyday life smoothly proceed.
EnforceAir is lightweight and its core elements can be easily transferred, mounted, and configured within minutes, enabling personnel to go anywhere at any time, including vehicle, stationary and tactical installations.
(D-Fend Solutions focuses on the real threats from potentially dangerous drones so that varied organizations around the world can maintain full control of drone incidents in complex environments and be prepared for future threats. The EnforceAir anti-drone system, automatically executes radio frequency, cyber takeovers of rogue drones for safe landings and safe outcomes. Courtesy of D-Fend Solutions and YouTube.)
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