26 nations and more than 550 top computer security professionals participated in Locked Shields 2016, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

“A central part of the 2016 scenario is focused on drones and regaining control of own systems after they have been broken into,” says exercise architect Jaan Priisalu,

Locked Shields uses realistic networks, technologies and attack methods on par with real-world developments.

Threod Systems demonstrated in-house developed Simulation Centre at the exercise and displayed THEIA TSP – G201 –operational level unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of a new generation. This helped to emphasize the UAV involvement in the training scenario and give it a realistic touch.

Loked Shileds Cyber Security NATO Event

On the picture: 

  • H.E. Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves President of Estonia;
  • Dr Rain Ottis, scenario master at Locked Shields 2016, Ambassador of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Associate Professor at Tallinn University of Technology;
  • Sven Sakkov, Director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence;
  • Jaan Priisalu, Locked Shields 2016 exercise architect, Senior Fellow at NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence;
  • Threod Simulation Centre and THEIA TSP-G201 UAV. 

“The deal signed between Estonian drone manufacturer Threod Systems and U.S. defense contractor Momentum Aerospace Group. MAG provides intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance services to the U.S. government and NATO allies.

During a NATO project in Kosovo, MAG ran into major technical difficulties with its tactical drones. Threod helped fix the problem and the companies agreed to partner for future work.

“When we went looking for the right technological partner to solve that problem we found an Estonian company,” said Joe Fluet, chief executive of MAG. “We found innovation, we found hunger, they were responsive, they were aggressive about getting the problem solved.”

Like other U.S. executives, Fluet was impressed by the country’s pro-business ethos. “We found in Estonia an atmosphere and a culture of entrepreneurship,” he said. “I’m not in the business of making gadgets. I take the best gadgets in the world and create solutions for customers. When we can partner with innovative companies, that allows us to be better.”



 Mr. Joe Fluet, chief executive of MAG and Mr. Sten Reimann, CEO of Threod Systems.

Threod Systems was honoured by defence attachés visit from 15 countries including (China, Check Republic, Germany, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Holland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States).

In light of this event a display of Threod UAVs and sub-systems was arranged, presenting the systems as complete mission-ready solutions for ISR collection operations.

Attachés were also introduced to the simulation centre that enables: efficient UAV development; testing UAS usage methods and tactics in diverse environment and landscapes; and UAV operators training. 




Next week Threod Systems is taking part in The Official Visit of the Prime Minister of Estonia, Mr. Taavi Rõivas to U.S. The key concept of the event is to share expertise between two countries in fields of defence technology and cybersecurity. Threod will meet senior US defense industry enterprises in light of future cooperation possibilities.



Mr. Sten Reimann, CEO of Threod Systems and Mr. Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia.

Our team continues test flights with Threod Systems STREAM UAS even with extreme cold conditions outside.

Enjoy our STREAM takeoff and fly by in beautiful winter landscapes. 


Youtube video: https://youtu.be/KWK-nBNmVRg


STREAM UAV takeoff from catapult temp 16C 2F copy