State of Texas signs contract framework with DroneShield
DroneShield Limited an Australian/US global leader in Artificial Intelligence based platforms for protection against advanced threats such as drones and autonomous systems, has entered into a contract framework with the State of Texas for simplified purchase of its solutions by state and local government, education, and other public entities.
The contract has been signed following a substantive due diligence process over the past 18 months. It is now active and valid for a five-year acquisition period until February 2027.
By adding DroneShield to its state-wide law enforcement procurement vehicle, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) provides a streamlined purchasing path to any Texas agency requiring immediate protection from the threat of rogue drones.
DroneShield’s DIR contract products include eight-week threat-assessment packages for agencies who need to evaluate the quantity and types of drones operating in their area, as well as turn-key counter-drone detection, classification, tracking, and defeat solutions. DroneShield’s comprehensive counter-drone products deliver hand-held protection, go-anywhere vehicle-mounted defense, and persistent long-range security for fixed sites.
“DroneShield has heard loudly and clearly that state and local government agencies need immediate and reliable protection from drones operated by bad actors. It's a rapidly increasing threat,” explained DroneShield’s US CEO Matt McCrann. “We are pleased that our contract with DIR will enable accelerated deployment options of industry-leading counter-drone protection to Texas government end users.”
Global defense, law enforcement, and commercial entities rely on DroneShield solutions. US customers include state agencies, the Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and nuclear agencies.