SRC, Inc., has announced a partnership with Xcel Energy to deploy state-of-the-art drone detection technology to protect critical infrastructure. Under this partnership, SRC and Xcel Energy will collect actionable data on the low altitude airspace not only for a critical energy center, but also for an airport, railway, inland waterway, sporting arena and state capital.

This data will be shared with federal, state and local security partners.

“This is a unique and exciting partnership with two companies that are on the cutting-edge of innovation,” said Paul Tremont, president and CEO of SRC. “Together with Xcel, we will find the best solution to the problems posed by drones around critical infrastructure; and provide accurate, reliable, and secure systems, using our Gryphon Sensors drone detection and tracking technologies.”

SRC and Xcel Energy will utilize both organization’s unique footprints in the UAS industry to help define the magnitude of the problemposed by small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), as well as invest in research and development to identify the best solutions forparticular environments. SRC is involved in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) BSNF Pathfinder and Drone Detection Pathfinder programs, NUAIR’s UAS Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE) project and NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program.

SRC will install its Gryphon Skylight® system to monitor and collect actionable data. The Gryphon Skylight system delivers a comprehensive, low-altitude airspace picture, with accurate and long-range detection of sUAS. Xcel Energy will use this data to develop use cases in security and beyond visual line of sight operations (BVLOS) for U.S. utilities.

SRC and Xcel Energy are both U.S. companies. The Gryphon Skylight system is designed, manufactured and supported by SRC in Syracuse, NY.

Source: Press Release

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