DHS SAFETY Act Designation


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SAFETY Act

US Congress created the SAFETY Act in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks to encourage the creation and use of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies (QATTs) and provide liability protections to their sellers and end users.

Developmental Testing and Evaluation (DT&E) Designation

DHS has awarded our AirWarden™ Drone Detection System with the Developmental Testing and Evaluation (DT&E) Designation under the SAFETY Act.

The benefits of this prestigious designation are awarded to emerging QATTs that go through an extensive evaluation process.

AirWarden™ is the first and only drone detection technology that has received this honor.

Benefits to AirWarden Customers

  • DHS has thoroughly vetted and placed their confidence in our emerging technology.
  • Any end-user receives full immunity from liability claims alleging technology failure in the event of a terror attack.
  • If your organization is seeking your own SAFETY Act designation or certification, using products and services that are SAFETY Act approved will be beneficial.

To learn more about the SAFETY Act, visit safetyact.gov.

AeroDefense’s Drone Detection System, AirWarden™ 

  • Was selected by the Army and DHS to participate in the first ever urban drone detection technology assessment in New Orleans in April 2017
  • Tested a combined mobile and ground-based drone detection deployment on a US Coast Guard 45′ cutter
  • Was selected by DHS for evaluation at Quantico Marine Corps Base in December 2017
  • Is commercially deployed at US prisons
  • Underwent extreme RF environment tests at an NFL stadium during the 2017 season and was selected for permanent deployment in 2018.