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Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Port of Galveston collaborating with TelaForce on drone detection project

The Port of Galveston, Texas, announced earlier this month that it would soon be working with TelaForce to implement a system to detect, identify, track and protect against drone incursions around maritime infrastructure.

The technology, according to TelaForce, can identify and locate unmanned aircraft flying in restricted or protected airspace, with the added benefit of being able to track back to their operators on the ground. TelaForce also claims it can operate in any weather condition, through continuous, automated monitoring.

“I am proud to be collaborating with the Port of Galveston and our technology partner to mitigate the rapidly escalating threat posed by the misuse of unmanned aircraft systems,” CEO of TelaForce Les Rose said. “This technology was specifically designed to address one of the most complex challenges facing those responsible for protecting our critical infrastructure.”

The new project supplements another advanced bit of technology from TelaForce–an integrated aquatic/intelligent imaging solution that provides proactive waterborne surveillance. Galveston saw more than 4.2 million tons of cargo and 1.7 million cruise-based passenger enterprises pass through its docks last year alone, all of which amounts to serious security gap filling at one of the largest ports in the nation.