Counter Drone Safety at FIFA World Cup

Fortem Technologies and Smart Communication Systems Partner to provide Counter Drone Security for FIFA World Cup Events

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Airspace security and defense leader Fortem Technologies has announced that it will work alongside Smart Communication Systems to provide defense and security clients with counter drone solutions, to be deployed first by the Qatari Ministry of Interior for this month’s FIFA World Cup events.

The two companies will collaborate to provide this year’s FIFA World Cup games in Qatar with enhanced security, and will offer C-UAS systems going forward for further major events and venues across the region.

“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 Fortem Technologies CEO Timothy Bean. “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.”

Fortem’s proprietary SkyDome System is an award winning comprehensive counter UAS solution capable of identifying and disarming unauthorized drones through its DroneHunter interceptor drone. The SkyDome System utilizes the AI-enabled TrueView radar, a compact and networkable radar developed for operation within urban environments and densely populated locations such as sports arenas and airports.

“After much consideration of companies around the globe, Fortem’s offerings outshined all competition,” said Walid Chahine, Managing Partner of Smart Communication Systems and exclusive distributor of Fortem in Qatar. “The world is at a point where enhanced security is becoming the norm, and we’re determined to stay ahead of the curve.”

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.

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