Drone Defence Services secures £500k Seed investment

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Drone Defence Raises Corporate Investment

Drone Defence secures £500,000 in seed funding from US based corporate investor to develop proprietary drone detection technology. 

Drone Defence Services Ltd (Drone Defence), is market-leading drone security company based in Retford, UK. Their vision is that drones are destined to change the way mankind views, interacts with, and will eventually move around our planet.

They are committed to enabling drone technology and demonstrating its potential, whilst supporting a sustainable future where drones change the way we view, interact with and move around our world.

However, they recognise that for drones to unlock their full capabilities, solutions need to be found to safely integrate autonomous drones into the sky in a future in which they will regularly share airspace with manned aircraft.

The ability to track everything that uses airspace and interpreting that data quickly and effectively is the key to unlocking the future of drone technology.

This investment will allow Drone Defence to make advances in this field, and to develop their existing products further. They are currently also recruiting as the business expands – particularly welcome news during challenging times for many businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Richard Gill, founder and CEO of Drone Defence said:

“This investment is going to drive our business forward and enable us to achieve our ambition of safely integrating small autonomous vehicles into general airspace.”

“It will allow us to hire the experts needed to develop our prior proprietary technology and integrate it with our existing market leading mitigation technology.”

“Not only that the investment has also given us the springboard to launch into the Americas markets and with early interest from significant customers it is clear that the drone security market is only set to grow.”

Drone Defence was formed in 2017 to address security concerns over the illegal use of drone technology. Early success was gained with deployments internationally, including their SkyFence drone blocking product in Guernsey prison.  


Notes to Editors:

Drone Defence are drone evangelists and believe that drone technology is going to change the way humanity views, interacts with and will eventually move around the planet.

However, the Company has recognised the risks posed by illegal drone use and have develop a range of field-tested products and services to combat the emerging problem.

Drone Defence are based in Retford in the UK and have developed multi-award-winning proprietary products to safely mitigate drone related security risks. The Company enjoys international reach and has numerous installations protecting critical infrastructure, VIPs, prisons and super yachts.

Drone Defence was founded in 2016 by Richard Gill (40), a former British Army Officer, qualified commercial drone operator, record breaker and award-winning drone entrepreneur.


To find out more about this story or anything else about Drone Defence then please contact +44 (0) 842 289 2805 or email [email protected]

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Manoj Ranaweera

Manoj has founded, failed and successfully exited from a number of technology product companies as well as support organisations since 2004. Among them, Northern Tech Awards and edocr.com were acquired by GP Bullhound and Accusoft, Inc respectively. Today, Manoj is building a trusted support network for technology companies. He is working with founding teams to help them accelerate including raising investment and M&A.

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