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Drone killer DroneShield has been invited by NATO to participate in Night Hawk 2018, an annual military training exercise aimed at strengthening the intergovernmental alliance’s fight against outside threats.

Droneshield (ASX:DRO) is best known for its hand-held DroneGun — a rifle-style, battery-powered device designed to take control of and knock out enemy drones.

In the Night Hawk operation, Droneshield will be deploying its DroneSentry product (see video below) technology, which is described as an “integrated detect and defeat counterdrone system”. DroneShield says it is the only company invited to deploy such technology.

Night Hawk is a major annual NATO annual military training exercise with 1800 soldiers from 10 nations taking part. This year it will be held at the Aalborg Airbase in Denmark. DroneSentry will be deployed from September 19-21.

“As the DroneShield systems are gathering momentum with the European end users we are very pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate our system to the Danish Special Forces,” said DroneShield boss Oleg Vornik.

Last month, Mr Vornik said the era of “drone terrorism” had arrived, following an attempted drone assassination event in Venezuela.

NATO is a military alliance between 29 North American and European countries, established in 1949, working together to provide peace and security throughout the region.

Tensions between NATO members and Russia have been strained since early 2014, when NATO voted unanimously to suspend co-operation with Russia in response to the Russians’ annexation of Ukraine.

Scandinavian countries have also reported continued violation of airspace by Russian aircraft.

DroneShield isn’t yet making money. The business reported a loss of $3.5 million in the June half from revenue of $236,758.

DroneShield shares rose 6pc on today’s news, hitting an intraday high of 17c.

DroneShield (ASX:DRO) shares over the past year.