Epirus, a Los Angeles headquartered counter-electronics startup, has scooped up a cool $200 million in funding to develop countermeasures against potential drone attacks in the US.
The company says it will use the fresh cash infusion to accelerate the development of its government product line that is dedicated to destroying critical electronic components in drones. At the same time, Epirus also hopes to make inroads into new commercial markets such as keeping fans safe at mass gatherings like Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl, protecting critical infrastructure, and managing airport safety.
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The news of Epirus’ Series C funding comes just one day after the company launched its latest product: a drone-mountable high-power microwave (HPM) pod, Leonidas, that can be used to fry other drones (pictured above).
With a valuation of $1.35 billion, Epirus has raised $287 million to date….