AI Counter Drone Solution to be Developed for Sensitive US Locations

By Phoebe Grinter / 23 Aug 2021

Citadel Defense has been awarded a $6 million, sole source contract from a Classified U.S. Department of Defense customer to build and deploy an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered counter drone solution that can be deployed at sensitive government locations and operated by non-specialist military personnel and first responders.

AI Powered Counter Drone Solution to be be Deployed at Sensitive US Locations

The solution is designed to autonomously detect, classify, track, and defeat unwanted Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) using state-of-the-art AI, machine learning, and sensor fusion.

Citadel will fuze combat-proven radar, optics, and electronic warfare sensors into an intuitive user display that will give military, government, and commercial customers a purpose-built solution that safely clears the airspace of hostile drones operating individually or in swarms.

The company’s integrated solution is designed for force protection in contested environments, the protection of critical infrastructure, urban surveillance, and security at high-profile events.

“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.

“With the incredible support and expertize of our partners, the first set of integrated systems will deploy at multiple locations over the next three months.” 

Josh Harman, Director of Growth and Partnerships for Citadel Defense, added, “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.” 

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