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Air Force Accelerates CUAS Technology Adoption with Citadel Defense Contract

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --AThe United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded Citadel Defense another contract valued up to $1.5M in an effort to tap the fast-paced innovation of the startup world to protect servicemen, servicewomen, and critical assets from drone threats. The USAF will use Citadel's proven counter drone technology, Titan, to provide airspace awareness, force protection, and maintain safety of flight for major air shows, bases, and dynamic Air National Guard missions.
Air Force Accelerates CUAS Technology Adoption with Citadel Defense Contract
Watch VideoCitadel's CEO, Christopher Williams, explained the impact of the drone threat to national security and the safety of servicemen and servicewomen.A"Weaponized drones are being employed on the modern battlefield by adversaries.AThreat drones are creating significant national security risks to high-value assets given their ability to conduct illicit surveillance and execute cyber-attacks.AThe need for effective and reliable counter drone technology is critical today."Citadel uses targeted electronic countermeasures and artificial intelligence to detect, identify, and defeat threat drones while minimizing collateral effects to communications.AThis mission-enhancing capability has been requested by military services for over a decade. With Citadel's Titan, warfighters, base commanders, and Security Forces can defeat drones without disrupting tactical communications like legacy Electronic Warfare Jamming equipment would. USAF's decision to award Citadel's contract is based on deep technical validation, combat operational assessments, and mission-enhancing deployments.AWhen it comes to fighting enemy and threat drones, the military and U.S. government must field systems that can work in a variety of environments a?? Citadel's Titan ability to limit electromagnetic spectrum impact offers superior advantages.Williams explains the significance of USAF capturing innovation of small business.A"Through the AFWERX program, Citadel synchronized counter-drone requirements across U.S. military, government, and commercial stakeholders.AOperators on the front lines, U.S. government, and taxpayers benefit from Citadel's cost-efficient, operationally effective, and scalable CUAS solution available today."Under AFWERX's contract, Citadel is eligible for Sole Source Awards and Rapid Acquisition from any U.S. Government agency to respond to urgent warfighter requirements.ABOUT CITADEL DEFENSE:Citadel Defense is a counter-drone technology company that builds industry-leading drone protection solutions for military, homeland security and commercial applications.ACitadel technology is trusted by commercial, Government, and military users including, U.S. Special Forces, Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, and Coast Guard.AFor media inquiries, contact info@dronecitadel.com or visit www.dronecitadel.com.
Air Force Accelerates CUAS Technology Adoption with Citadel Defense Contract
Air Force Accelerates CUAS Technology Adoption with Citadel Defense Contract
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