Australian counter-drone specialist DroneShield has signed a contract framework with the State of Texas for simplified purchase of its solutions by state and local government, education, and other public entities.
Following an 18-month due diligence process by the Texas government, the contract is now active and valid for a 5-year acquisition period until February 2027 and represents a breakthrough in State-level procurement. 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 has heard loudly and clearly that state and local government agencies need immediate and reliable protection from drones operated by bad actors,” explained DroneShield’s US CEO Matt McCrann. “It’s a rapidly increasing threat. We are pleased that our contract with DIR will enable accelerated deployment options of industry-leading counter-drone protection to Texas government end users.”
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.