Utah’s growing aerospace & defense industry holds legislative day

January 30, 2024

During the Aerospace & Defense Day at Utah’s Capitol this week, onlookers watched in fascination as the DroneHunter F700 flew up in the air and tracked an “enemy” drone, before striking it and then capturing it with a net in less than three minutes.

Jane Rowberry, marketing manager for Fortem Technologies, which created the DroneHunter F700, told Deseret News that the drones use advanced radar tracking to pinpoint other drones and foreign threats that they can then take down.

Fortem Technologies was one of over 40 companies at the statehouse Thursday showcasing a wide array of Utah’s technological innovations during the 47G Utah sponsored event.