Citadel Defense has been awarded a sole source contract from a Classified U.S. Department of Defense customer to build and deploy an artificial intelligence-powered counter drone solution to 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.
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.
Citadel will fuze combat-proven radar, optics, and electronic warfare sensors into an intuitive user display to give military, government, and commercial customers a purpose-built solution that safely clears the airspace of hostile drones operating individually or in swarms.
“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.”