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DAPS Report Summary

Project ID: 719382

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DAPS (Drone Alarm and Protection System)

Reporting period: 2016-01-01 to 2016-05-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

MyDefence Communication ApS ambition is to become a major player in the global market of counter-drones technology for urban scenarios. The company forecasts to achieve total revenues of €193 Million with net profits of €110 Million within five years. The present feasibility study represents a key step towards the implementation of our overall innovation project, the primary goal of which is – through market replication, full-scale demonstrations and adaptation – to scale our solution into critical infrastructures and mobile soft targets, starting with prisons and sports stadiums. Through the large number of interviews and meetings with security services providers from public and private sector, the demand for an effective drone detection and mitigation system for urban contexts, was clearly verified. Our analysis shows that our ambitions may be fulfilled if a focused route-to-market strategy is followed.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

During the reporting period the following was accomplished:
• Completed a market investigation including potential customer interview to detail the various aspects of the customer needs and finding the demonstration applications.
• Signed up 8 agreements for testing and demonstrations.
• We have worked closely with the Danish, UK and US authorities to raise the issue in relation to regulatory procedures applicable to the target KNOX market applications.
• Applied technical refinements on the RF detection and jamming, and created a new type of radar.
• Technology evaluations and statements from 3 external parties.
• Regarding IPR, we have concluded that potentially conflicting patent cannot limit our freedom to operate.
• Further development and enhancement of the business plan based on our findings during the feasibility study.
The concept and approach, as well as the impact was validated favourably through the feasibility study. We have concluded that the overall strategic vision should be maintained.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

KNOX solution will significantly improve the security against civilian drones used for illicit purposes. By commercializing its innovative solution, MyDefence expects the following socio economic impact (Year- Net profits € /New Employees):
2019-1.8M/9; 2020-8.1M/31; 2021-17.8M/49; 2022-33M/76; 2023–49.4M/82

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