Entrepreneur MC2 Technologies refines its process to detect drones

MC2 Technologies refines its process to detect drones





MC2 Technologies extends its range of action. Based in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, near Lille, this SME created in 2004 develops advanced technologies in microwaves. It now supplies drone detectors and jammers to sovereign entities, such as the Ministries of Defense and the Interior.

Thanks to the recent “global security” law, it is no longer limited to these state entities. It is already studying the requests of two major construction groups who want to integrate into the design of sensitive buildings a means of detecting these drones. MC2 Technologies has thus perfected new equipment which it will present in June, in Paris, at the Eurosatory exhibition.

Paparazzi drones

MC2 Technologies has coupled radar technology and a radio frequency detector. “This makes it possible to spot the waves from the remote controls of these drones, even if they are behind a wall or drowned in the mass of waves from hundreds of mobile phones, like above a stadium”, explains Nicolas Vellas, its founder. . The SME says it can now detect all drones of any brand, regardless of where they are.

She had already been called upon by communities seeking to monitor water retention basins or by monitoring companies for the homes of celebrities tired of being “visited” by paparazzi drones. As many prospects as she will be able to relaunch.

“But we hope that the law authorizing the use of drone detection devices by private entities will go so far as to authorize them to neutralize them, and thus allow us to offer the full range of our solutions”, says the leader. . MC2 Technologies can do this via jammer rifles. It also provides RAID or the Paris police headquarters, and sold 300 last year in Japan to secure the Tokyo Olympics.

see through clothes

MC2 Technologies achieved last year a turnover of 9.6 millions of euros. Its very first product is a passive camera for detecting objects – including plastic ones – allowing you to see through clothing. The northern SME has sold a lot of this equipment to China, including another fifty last year.

It designs the products and assembles the parts manufactured by subcontractors itself. Faced with recent shortages, it was thus able to modify the design of these components, which however forced it to postpone deliveries. The company, which manufactures 100 to 400 parts per year, will again invest 2 million euros in R&D this year. It should have a hundred employees by the end of the year, against 82 currently.

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