Pierce Aerospace Partners with Iceni Labs; Expands Commercial and Defense Opportunities in the United Kingdom
February 17, 2022, Indianapolis, IN — Pierce Aerospace, a U.S.-based leader in commercial and government Remote Identification technology, announced a new partnership with London, United Kingdom-based Iceni Labs. Iceni Labs focuses on mission-critical science and frontier technology development and commercialization. Iceni Labs advances frontier technology with early adopters in the government and commercial sectors - leading the way in introducing novel solutions to challenging problems in the U.K. and beyond.
“We met Iceni Labs at a National Security Innovation Network [NSIN] hackathon and have worked with them ever since,” said Aaron Pierce, CEO of Pierce Aerospace. “Iceni Labs has proven to be a capable and trustworthy partner as we expand Pierce Aerospace’s Remote ID capabilities and overall global footprint. Having trustworthy friends is critical, especially as we expand our capabilities to service allied government and commercial markets around the world.”
Through the Partnership, Iceni Labs and Pierce Aerospace intend to partner on U.K. government and commercial business opportunities, including research and development, systems integration, engineering & scientific support, and fielding of Pierce Aerospace technologies in the U.K.
The partnership provides the opportunity to integrate and advance UAS Remote ID innovations that Pierce Aerospace originally developed in the United States with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the state of Indiana. As strategically aligned small businesses, the two companies intend to work together on critical government technologies for the U.K. and the U.S.
Flight Portal ID, Pierce Aerospace’s UAS Remote ID technology suite, consists of Remote ID receivers, broadcast modules, software, integration capabilities, and remote administration services. Flight Portal ID offers market-leading Remote ID solutions and has an integration service record with eight DoD command and control (C2) and C-UAS systems. Commercial and government solutions are available for integration with C-UAS, UAS OEMs, and UTM providers.
“Iceni Labs is diverse in both the depth and nature of their disciplines, their resources, and swift execution of capabilities,” said Pierce. “They’re a great partner to bring our dual-use Remote ID technology into the United Kingdom, where we already have commercial relationships in place with great companies like Altitude Angel. Their diversity also means that our joint team is readily capable of serving U.S. and U.K. needs in areas of critical technology cooperation.”
“Since first meeting through the NSIN hackathon, we’ve been discussing how we can work more closely together and I’m delighted that we now have the opportunity to do so,” said Alexander Giles, Chief Commercial Officer, Iceni Labs. “Pierce Aerospace is a company after our own heart, technology led, entrepreneurial and with a passionate leadership team. We are excited to be able to work with them to offer their suite of drone identification products, including counter drone integration products in the U.K. There is a growing awareness that solutions such as this are vital to our national security.”
“The collaboration between Pierce Aerospace and Iceni Labs demonstrates the tremendous impact the NSIN ecosystem has in producing valuable results.” said Greg Bernard, Acting Director at NSIN.
“We’re very grateful for NSIN taking a leadership role in fostering collaboration amongst startups working in the national security sector,” said Pierce. “If it weren’t for NSIN we would not have met our great partners at Iceni Labs.”
About Pierce Aerospace:
Pierce Aerospace, a Techstars backed company, is a Remote ID service provider focused on practical and robust integration of Remote ID services into the UAS ecosystem. Pierce Aerospace serves on the Drone Safety Team, ASTM F38 Committee on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and the FAA’s Remote ID Cohort as an industry leader. Funds from the US Air Force and the State of Indiana support Pierce Aerospace’s Remote ID technology - previously nominated as Indiana’s Innovation of the Year by Techpoint and awarded first place in Remote ID technology at AUVSI’s Xcellence Awards. Pierce Aerospace is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Racing Capital of the World. Visit www.pierceaerospace.net.
About Iceni Labs:
Founded in 2013, Iceni Labs is committed to developing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and science to build a safer and more secure tomorrow. Within defence, we work to develop technology that enables personnel to identify individuals through opaque structures without the requirement to physically enter in person or with surveillance equipment. The common thread of our technologies is how they reflect our commitment to developing science and technologies for greater human security. From our facilities in London, Boston, Jeddah and Dundee we operate globally to deliver Mission Critical Science for a safer tomorrow. For more info visit https://www.icenilabs.com/.
About the National Security Innovation Network:
The National Security Innovation Network is a program of the U.S. Department of Defense that collaborates with major universities and the venture community to develop solutions that drive national security innovation. We operate three portfolios of programs and services: National Service, Collaboration, and Acceleration. Together, these portfolios form a pipeline of activities and solutions that accelerate the pace of defense innovation. Visit nsin.mil.