US government acquisition services company AVIAN, has acquired redUAS, a counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) tactics, and training joint-venture.
Prior to its acquisition, redUAS was a joint venture formed in 2017 between AVIAN, and five US Armed Forces veteran-owned, and first responder-owned companies.
AVIAN said the acquisition will simplify service offerings to redUAS clients by restructuring the joint-venture under AVIAN’s Test & Evaluation/Flight Support (TFS) sector, which supports unmanned systems projects for the United States Navy.
Currently, AVIAN supports Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO FOUR (UX-24) test and evaluation of small, medium, and large UAS as well as the stimulation and assessment of C-UAS systems for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). AVIAN supports the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) at Naval Surface Warfare Center – Panama City Division (NSWC – PCD) for the unmanned underwater vehicle mine countermeasures system, the remote multi-mission vehicle mine countermeasures system, and unmanned maritime systems.
To date, redUAS develops and delivers C-UAS training for U.S.-based first responders through a contract with the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) as part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consoortium. NMT works in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through a cooperative agreement to provide training geared toward preparing emergency first responders to better prevent and respond to terrorist incidents.
redUAS offers DHS/FEMA-certified in-person and virtual courses designed to provide awareness of the unmanned aircraft threat, the legalities of using both drones and counter-drone technology, and an introductory framework of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP’s) to assist first responders and emergency management professionals to develop an organized and practiced response to malicious and negligent drones operating within their areas of responsibility.
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