The Israeli Startup that Will Defend GPS Systems Globally

Infinidome - cyber defense

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InfiniDome – An iHLS Security Accelerator Graduate

InfiniDome, a startup company, signed a half a million-dollar deal with the French conglomerate Orolia regarding the marketing of GPS-based defense systems against cyber attacks.

InfiniDome develops and manufactures the world’s first solution for securing non-military GPS. Currently, there are in the global market military solutions for securing GPS-based systems, costing $20,000 and more, with size and heavyweight that are not suitable for commercial or light security uses. The system supplied by InfiniDome is a small module weighing less than 200 gr, whose cost is under $2,000.

GPS-based systems are used extensively both in the defense and the civilian fields, supplying positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT).

GPS systems are widespread and available in any vehicle or cellular device, however, they are vulnerable to denial and can be easily jammed by GPS-blocking devices that can be purchased from AliExpress by anyone for several dozens of dollars. Moreover, critical infrastructures such as banks or utilities are also dependent on GPS-based synchronization systems and are also vulnerable to attacks. This situation has led to the evolvement of a GPS systems defense market evaluated at $3.8 billion in 2018 and expected to grow to $5.5 billion in 2023.

Experts in this field evaluate that the growing use of GPS-based unmanned systems (drones, autonomous vehicles) increases the need for defense against such jammers.

InfinDome was founded by Omer Sharar and Ehud Sharar, both have specialized in the designing and application of GPS-based synchronization solutions for the security and commercial industries, and by Moshe Kaplan, a Lt. Col. (res.) from the IAF, an EW systems engineer from Tadiran Systems and ELTA. Omer, Ehud, and Moshe realized that in the civilian sector there was no solution for defending GPS from blocking and jamming, and as all the critical applications are lives are based on have become GPS-dependent, securing these applications could not be based on expensive military solutions designed for fighter aircraft.

Omer Sharar, founder and CEO

After they founded the company, the founders were accepted to the iHLS Security Accelerator, a unique startup accelerator specializing in technologies for defense, HLS, and dual-use. Within the framework of the Accelerator, the startup received mentoring and connections with the most relevant defense industries.

As Omer Sharar, the company’s founder and CEO, “Since its establishment in 2016, InfiniDome has gone through many significant processes. One of the major ones, which helped turn it into the company it is today, was the time period in the iHLS Accelerator, managed by Meital Keren Bend Dov and Guy Keren. In addition to the invaluable exposure at the conferences and events in which iHLS is an expert, the professional team that supported the company throughout this period helped it make some critical decisions during the stages that were so important for its consolidation.”

So far, the company raised $1.5 million from a private angel investor and from Boundary Holding, a boutique investment fund from Luxemburg. 

Omer Sharar says that currently, the company is focusing on three major fields: First, drone defense – the system is already integrated onboard some 50 drones defending Israel’s borders. 

The second field is truck fleets defense, mainly in the Latin American market, where stealing truck cargo by a simple jamming of the truck’s GPS system has been causing dozens of billions of dollar damages to the economy.

The third field is critical infrastructures, such as banks, data centers and utilities, e.g. electricity companies, etc.

Sharar: “We are happy and proud of the deal with the world’s leading company in the field of GPS systems for critical applications. This is a major expression of trust in the technology, the team and the solution we develop. We have no doubt that this connection would open more doors all over the world.”