The Dowding Story
In 2017, ISIS began using comercially available drones to drop grenades on troops. The Department of Defense (DoD) needed a quality, modern solution to detect and protect against them. So we built Dowding.
Dowding fuses various data sources into a central interface that law enforcement and national defense forces can use to detect and track drone incursions in realtime. I helped build it as a Software Engineer.
We built Dowding on these principles:
(Fun Fact: Dowding was named for the Dowding System, the world’s first integrated air defense system that helped win the Battle of Britain)
About Rogue Squadron
Rogue Squadron is the DoD's premier UAS/Counter-UAS team, focused on detecting, penetration testing, and hardening commercially available drones for national defense use.
We're the only organization with the resources and capability to meet immediate operational needs around drones, and we have been providing support to over 200 organizations across the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Interior, and Justice as well as allied partners.