Fortem Technologies and IDGA Announce Webinar: Countering Drones Used by Criminals, Terrorists, and Bad State Actors

Speakers will discuss what is required for a C-UAS architecture to successfully defend against current and future threats on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12pm EST

Pleasant Grove,

Pleasant Grove, Utah, June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortem Technologies, the leader in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, and the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA), will host a free webinar on what is required for a C-UAS architecture to successfully defend against current and future threats. Fortem Vice President of Solutions, Gary Watson will be joined by Wayne Phelps, author of “On Killing Remotely: The Psychology of Killing With Drones” and Fortem Director of Federal Business Development, to discuss how bad actors leverage technological advancements to create their own air force and employ drones for missions that have never before been possible. 

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

“Small, terrorist-operated, low-flying drones are a major threat to both our militaries and our citizens. As we see an increase in bad actors employing off the shelf drones for malicious acts, we must achieve more widespread awareness for how to effectively defend against these threats,” said Phelps. “The Fortem team is pleased to partner with IDGA to share insights on new strategies for defeating emerging drone threats and to ensure that our service members are adequately prepared.

Phelps served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps and has 23 years of experience of coaching teams of various sizes in complex environments. His military career coincided with the escalating use of drones as weapons, and in the two years prior to his retirement in 2018, he served as the commanding officer of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) squadron active abroad in fighting violent extremist organizations. 

The key takeaways registrants will get from this webinar include:

  • Education around the evolution of a drone threat
  • A better understanding of the usage and capabilities of sUAS
  • How to accurately detect, monitor, and mitigate current and future threats

Please visit this link to register. The webinar will also be available on-demand for all registrants.

About Fortem Technologies, Inc.

Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, security, and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones. Through an advanced, end to end system of distributed radar, AI at the Edge, deep sensor integration, and autonomous drone capture, Fortem monitors and defends the world’s venues, infrastructures, cities, and regions. The same system is accelerating the safety of the world’s airspace for urban air mobility. Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company is privately held and backed by Boeing, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company, Signia Venture Partners and others. For more information visit 


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