Terra Drone Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Toshiba to Expand Their UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and C-UAS Business

May 21, 2024

Tokyo, May 21, 2024 – Terra Drone Corporation (“Terra Drone”), a leading drone and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) technology company headquartered in Japan, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, the Toshiba Group company specializing in the global infrastructure business and a Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) solutions provider (“Toshiba”), solidifying their shared commitment to expanding their UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and counter-drone businesses.

Terra Drone has developed ‘Terra UTM,’ an advanced UTM system capable of accurately determining the location of drones under its supervision. Given the growing prevalence of drones in daily operation, enhancing the value of these systems is paramount. Also, Terra Drone has been making significant strides in its pioneering UTM business through strategic investments in two key players: Unifly NV, a leading UTM technology provider based in Belgium, and Aloft Technologies Inc., which holds the top UTM market share in the U.S.In pursuit of enhancing product value for both companies,

Meanwhile, Toshiba specializes in providing C-UAS solutions that integrate various sensors and response measures to detect and respond to suspicious drone activities.

Terra Drone will foster technical collaboration between its Terra UTM and Toshiba’s C-UAS solutions . As the social integration of drones, for example in urban logistics, continues to accelerate, the development of sophisticated systems to prevent incidents and accidents arising from collision risks and unauthorized drone incursions becomes crucial. Both companies are committed to contributing to the establishment of a society where drones can be operated safely and securely.

About Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation

Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation offers a comprehensive anti-drone security solution, encompassing detection and response capabilities, to mitigate potential threats posed by malicious drones. Leveraging radar system technology developed across diverse domains, the company is dedicated to safeguarding customers against emerging threats in the evolving airspace. In an era marked by the introduction of novel services and values in the sky, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation remains steadfast in its mission to ensure air safety through innovative technologies and services.
For more information, please visit https://www.global.toshiba/ww/products-solutions/defense/c-uas.html

About Terra Drone

Terra Drone is a pioneering drone and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) technology company headquartered in Japan, with the mission to [Unlock “X” Dimensions], creating a prosperous future by “crossing” bridges by integrating diverse fields to foster innovation and find solutions. Its proprietary, patented technologies in drones, sensors, software are the foundation of the specialized solutions—ranging from surveying and inspections to pesticide spraying—which are revolutionizing key industries including oil and gas, construction and engineering, chemicals, electricity, and agriculture on a global scale.

In July 2023, Terra Drone acquired a majority stake in Unifly, a world leading provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) systems, having a proven track record of implementing its system on a national level in over eight countries. Terra Drone’s ambition is to develop comprehensive solutions for drones and UAM, with the overarching aim of establishing a digital infrastructure in the skies to maximize the potential of air mobility.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.terra-drone.net

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