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Industry Enterprise Software
Founded 2000[1]
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, USA
Key people
Nelson Paez
(Co-founder & CEO)
Nathan Diemer
(Co-founder & Chairman of the Board)
Chris Diebner
Denis Clements
Website DreamHammer.com

DreamHammer is a Santa Monica-based software company that provides intelligent software control products for commercial, defense and intelligence customers.[2][3]


Its first product, Ballista, is a OS for drones and allows one person to simultaneously control multiple drones of any type.[4] It features a plug and play architecture that can be integrated into any unmanned system.[5] Ballista has been licensed to government agencies including the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office (PEO) Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons.[6]

On July 3, 2013, DreamHammer announced it was partnering with Lockheed Martin to use the company's software for integrated command and control of Lockheed Martin's unmanned aerial vehicles.[7] Lockheed and the Pentagon have worked with DreamHammer to create the software which works with boats, planes or trucks.[8] Since 2008, DreamHammer has spent $6.5 million to develop the software.[9]

Government contracts[edit]

Since 2005, DreamHammer has won 126 government contracts totaling more than $37 million.[10]


  1. ^ "Company Overview of DreamHammer, Inc.". Businessweek. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Abaffy, Luke. "Universal Software To Control Robotic Equipment Set for Commercial Release". ENR: Engineering News Record. McGraw Hill Financial. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "DreamHammer touts its Ballista UAS software". UPI.com. United Press International, Inc. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Bennett, Drake. "Control Your Own Drone Army". Businessweek. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "DreamHammer touts its Ballista UAS software". UPI.com. United Press International, Inc. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Schechter, Erik. "DreamHammer set for wide distribution of universal control software". JANES International Defence Review. UCS Architecture. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dreamhammer Hammers Out Deal With Lockheed Martin". socalTECH.com. SOCALTECH LLC. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "One drone software platform to rule them all". The Tech Chronicles. SFGate.com. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Drone Safety, Privacy Debated at Senate Hearing". CIO Journal. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "DREAMHAMMER INC". GovernmentContractsWon.com. GovernmentContractsWon.com. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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