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Fortem Counter-Drone Platform Chosen to Protect FIFA World Cup

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July 20, 2022

Fortem Technologies, which develops airspace security systems to detect and defeat dangerous drones, has announced it will provide counter-drone solutions for the Qatari Ministry of Interior and Safety and Security Operations (SSOC) for this year’s FIFA World Cup.

Working with distribution partner Smart Communication Systems, Fortem said it will help address the growing global threat of rogue UAVs to protect World Cup events in Qatar, scheduled from November 21 through Dec. 18, 2022. In addition to providing security for the games, the two companies will also provide counter-drone systems to other important events and venues throughout the region.

“Fortem provides world class technology and services,” says Engineer Captain Rashid Fahad Alali, security systems officer in the Ministry of the Interior in Qatar, and the anti-drone program leader in the SSOC. “We are pleased to partner with Fortem Technologies as an anchor vendor to enhance our security around Doha.”

The Fortem platform includes the SkyDome System, an end-to-end counter-drone solution that detects, defeats, and protects against rogue drones. The system classifies threats and mitigates them autonomously with its interceptor drone, the DroneHunter (pictured, above). The heart of the system is the company’s TrueView radar, a compact, AI-enabled networkable radar designed to perform in urban environments and crowded, public places such as sports arenas and airports.

“The Government of Qatar understands the importance of providing comprehensive security from the ground to the air for the FIFA World Cup matches and beyond,” said Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Smart Communication Systems to provide the best counter-drone security to ensure the safety of players, sports fans, and everyone involved in putting together one of the most viewed global events in decades.”

“After much consideration of companies around the globe, Fortem’s offerings outshined all competition,” said Wallid Chahine, managing partner at Smart Communication Systems, a distribution partner of Fortem. “The world is at a point where enhanced security is becoming the norm, and we’re determined to stay ahead of the curve.”

For more details on the technologies deployed by Fortem Technologies, visit its website here.

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