In light of the drone attack on ARAMCO’s oil facilities over the weekend in Saudi Arabia, Black Sage Technologies said national governments and organizations must be vigilant about potential attacks on critical infrastructure.
On Saturday, 10 explosives drones hit two major oil sites in Saudi Arabia. Houthi rebels from Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack.
“This latest strike in Saudi Arabia is yet another example of this persistent threat to critical infrastructure and ultimately the security and safety of all,” said Dave Romero, co-founder of Black Sage.
Black Sage specialises in the development, integration and deployment of counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) solutions. With an ensemble of sensors, effectors and machine intelligence tools, Black Sage answers some of the most challenging counter-UAS mission requirements in critical infrastructure, internal security, and civil defense.
Romero said the US and its allies need to immediately address threats of potential drone attacks, citing that the Taliban use drones as a weapon of war in Afghanistan.
“The reality is there are on average seven sightings per day in the US near commercial and consumer aircraft in flight – we have been fortunate that no commercial aircraft have been impacted, yet,” he said. “Our industry insight and intel tell us that countries are developing drone swarms as a weapon and we need to guard against it. The technology and know-how are available. How many more attacks have to occur to take action and mitigate this threat?”
As a C-UAS solution provider, Black Sage identifies, classifies, tracks and defeats UAS threats for military, government, law enforcement and civil applications.
The company employs a hardware-agnostic approach, integrating best-of-breed sensors with its proprietary target classification, video target tracking and defense automation, providing adaptable, end-to-end C-UAS solutions to address a wide range of missions.
Black Sage has proven experience securing critical power and government infrastructure. Some of its customers include U.S. Government Agencies, the Department of Defense, U.S. Aerospace & Defense prime contractors and allied military and government customers in Europe, Middle East, and Asia.