Former Head of Federal Aviation Administration Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Options’ Advisory Board – Drones Information
D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber-based drone adoption technologies, announced today that Michael Huerta has joined its advisory board. The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will bring his expertise in the aviation safety industry to support D-Fend’s rapid growth and contribute to the company’s leadership in small unmanned aircraft security solutions (C-Drones) for airports and airports other sensitive environments in the US
Prior to joining D-Fend Solutions, Huerta was the FAA Administrator from December 2011 to January 2018, where he was responsible for overseeing the safety and productivity of the world’s largest aerospace administration and a budget of $ 16 billion and more than $ 47,000 under management employees. Huerta currently serves on Delta Air Lines’ board of directors. Huerta has nearly three decades of experience in airport and airspace security and has helped oversee the National Airspace System (NAS). Huerta was co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Damage Control at Airports, and Drone Definition named him one of the 8 Most Influential People in Drones.
“We are delighted to have one of the most well-known aviation representatives on our team at D-Fend,” said Zohar Halachmi, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of D-Fend Solutions. “Michael’s years of experience in airspace security is an incredible strategic asset to our rapidly growing counter-drone business allows us to improve our offering, intensify our focus, and focus our efforts on new security requirements for airports, ports and all of the airspace. This appointment will help accelerate our rapid growth in North America and build on our success with federal security agencies and our expansion into global aviation safety. “
“I am delighted to be joining the D-Fend Solutions team and working together on solutions for safer airspace. Security agencies recognize the need for new solutions for sensitive environments without the disadvantages of traditional interference and kinetic technologies. D-Fend is a leading provider and pioneer in drones with its unique RF cyber takeover, control and secure landing technology that will become increasingly important, control, security and continuity for airports worldwide as drones become more prevalent – Counter systems. Said Huerta.
About D-Fend solutions
D-Fend Solutions is the leading provider of drone adoption technology that enables complete control, security and continuity of incidents involving fraudulent drones in complex and sensitive environments to overcome both current and emerging drone threats. With hundreds of deployments worldwide, the company’s flagship EnforceAir focuses on the most dangerous drone threats in the military, public safety, airport, prison, major events and critical infrastructure sectors. EnforceAir has been declared a world class solution by the US Department of Defense (DoD) and is used by dozen of DoD, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice security agencies, as well as major international airports. EnforceAir automatically performs radio (RF) pickups of rogue drones to achieve a safe landing and result, and to ensure the smooth flow of communication, trade, transportation and everyday life.