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We are inspired by the tough Western US plant, Black Sage, and its ability to thrive in extreme climates. Our western roots and time spent in classified environments aroused a respect for the words “black”, signifying knowledge and discretion; and “sage”, signifying wisdom. We aim to operate discretely and temper action with wisdom.

MISSION

We are a C-UAS system integrator, serving the United States and our foreign allied governments. Our mission is to protect airspace against sUAS threats, help customers regain safety and security, and bring about the calm, confident conditions that lead to economic progress and thriving people.

SOLUTIONs

We integrate rapidly evolving, layered C-UAS systems which provide persistent protection across varied threat environments and mission sets. We do the rigorous and continual work of trialing C-UAS components and to bring customers the best of breed sensors, effectors and systems for their mission.

Founders

Dave Romero

Managing Partner— Dave is a futurist who bridges skills in high tech with business strategy. Prior to shifting effort full time to developing Black Sage in 2014, he owned/operated an international data science company providing predictive analytics systems to aid governments’ data driven policy making. Dave has been featured in Associated Press, IEEE Spectrum and Janes Defence on C-UAS and in a Wired Magazine story on methods for stopping drone terrorism. In addition to work in national security, Dave has a passion for cultural diplomacy and served as an emissary in India for Rotary International. He’s lived in South America, Oceania and Southeast Asia and motorcycled tens of thousands of miles on foreign backcountry roads.

Managing Partner— Dave is a futurist who bridges skills in high tech with business strategy. Prior to shifting effort full time to developing Black Sage in 2014, he owned/operated an international data science company providing predictive analytics systems to aid governments’ data driven policy making. Dave has been featured in Associated Press, IEEE Spectrum and Janes Defence on C-UAS and in a Wired Magazine story on methods for stopping drone terrorism. In addition to work in national security, Dave has a passion for cultural diplomacy and served as an emissary in India for Rotary International. He’s lived in South America, Oceania and Southeast Asia and motorcycled tens of thousands of miles on foreign backcountry roads.

Ross Lamm

Managing Partner— Ross obtained his Ph.D in Image Processing and Machine Vision from UC Davis in 2000. He develops products and solutions that include long range video tracking as well as gyro-stabilization and radar slewing of camera systems. His solutions have been used for long range surveillance in such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Jordan and Washington DC.

Managing Partner— Ross obtained his Ph.D in Image Processing and Machine Vision from UC Davis in 2000. He develops products and solutions that include long range video tracking as well as gyro-stabilization and radar slewing of camera systems. His solutions have been used for long range surveillance in such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Jordan and Washington DC.


Stop drones in your airspace. Regain your security.