Counter drone company Citadel Defense acquired by US national security firm BlueHalo

National security engineering company BlueHalo has acquired counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) company Citadel Defense

According to a joint press release, BlueHalo is an expanding national security platform spanning directed energy, cUAS, space superiority, space technology, advanced radio frequency, autonomy, and cyber and signals intelligence (SIGINT).  The acquisition of Citadel complements BlueHalo’s directed energy and layered perimeter defense capabilities where the company delivers a full suite of products including the Locust Laser Weapon System and Argus Perimeter Security Solution.  Citadel’s cUAS capabilities coupled with BlueHalo’s existing portfolio of proprietary technology will enable the company to deliver multi-modal, unified cUAS solutions that support the warfighter and protect critical infrastructure.

Citadel develops advanced cUAS technology utilized by customers within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, as well as civilian, commercial, and international markets.  The products leverage proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning (“AI/ML”) algorithms to enable operators to locate drone threats, track flight paths, and autonomously neutralize threats.

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