Citadel Defense wins DoD counter drone contract
On August 12, San Diego, CA-based Citadel Defense announced that it has been awarded a sole source contract for $6M from a Classified U.S. Department of Defense customer to build and deploy an AI-powered counter drone solution. The system will be deployed at sensitive government locations and effectively operated by non-specialist military personnel and first responders.
The solution is designed to autonomously detect, classify, track, and defeat unwanted unmanned aerial systems (UASs) using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, machine learning, and sensor fusion.
“Addressing feedback from front line operators and government experts, we’ve worked with strategic partners to develop a highly integrated and scalable solution that counters armed and surveillance UAS compromising national security missions,” explained Christopher Williams, CEO of Citadel Defense.
Citadel specializes in the design, development and deployment of AI-powered counter-UAS solutions. The fusion of combat-proven radar, optics, and electronic warfare sensors into an intuitive user display gives military, government, and commercial customers a purpose-built solution that safely clears the airspace of hostile drones operating individually or in swarms.
“We focused our efforts on addressing operational gaps shared by military and government leaders to deliver an integrated solution that is easy to use and delivered with industry leading sustainment and support,” said Josh Harman, Director of Growth and Partnerships for Citadel Defense.
Citadel’s integrated solution is designed for force protection in contested environments, the protection of critical infrastructure, urban surveillance, and security at high-profile events.
“With the incredible support and expertise of our partners, the first set of integrated systems will deploy at multiple locations over the next three months,” explained Christopher Williams.
Source: Citadel Defense