UK drone developer bought

June 07, 2021 // By Nick Flaherty
UK drone developer bought
Plymouth Rock Technologies in the US has bought bespoke drone developer Tetra Drones in Lincoln for a UK production base

Plymouth Rock has acquired 100 ordinary shares of Tetra Drones in Lincoln, UK from the sole Shareholder, Ben Pickard, for an undisclosed sum.  Pickard will continue to work for PRT following completion of the acquisition.

Tetra was founded in 2017 in Lincoln and has sold to universities, law enforcement and environmental agencies for mission specific drones.

“The acquisition of Tetra provides us with a UK based production and sales team with a record of success.  We welcome the Tetra team to Plymouth Rock, as we move forward to a sales phase within the USA and EU.” said Dana Wheeler, President and CEO of Plymouth Rock, headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The PRT X1 developed by Plymouth Rock is a purpose-built multirotor drone that uses AI,  sensors and the latest FLIR dual-camera module as standard, offering thermal capabilities alongside 1080p HD real-time air-to-ground streaming and 4K video recording, with the ability to mount multiple, various sensors, modules and payloads.

The company has developed threat detection methods fused with AI an augmented reality interfaces to eliminate human operating error. The radar imaging and signal processing technology creates new opportunities for remotely operated, non-intrusive screening of crowds in real time.

Plymouth Rock’s core technologies include platforms engineered to conform to the US Drone Origin Security Enhancement Act, a Millimeter Remote Imaging from Airborne Drone called MIRIAD, as well as a compact microwave radar system for scanning shoes and a compact modular radar utilized for a variety of applications, from aircraft to weapon detection, called CODA.

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