US defence department awards Anduril Industries five-year contract to supply counter UAS solutions at scale

The US Department of Defense (DOD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has awarded Anduril Industries a five-year Production Other Transaction (P-OT) agreement that enables military agencies to purchase Anduril’s family of Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) solutions at scale for force protection.

The P-OT agreement is for up to USD99 million over five years, enabling customers including the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Marine Corps to procure and sustain installation of Anduril’s C-UAS solutions, as well as various configurations of radar, electro-optics with infrared, interceptors, and radio frequency detection and defeat sensors.

Anduril’s C-UAS solutions use its Lattice artificial intelligence (AI) operating system and a network of sensors to autonomously detect, classify, and track targets, alerting operators to threats and allowing options for mitigation or engagement. Through multiple combat assessments and competitive test events, Anduril’s system demonstrated its effectiveness against a variety of UAS threats, ranging from hobby drones to those flown by state actors, and in a variety of scenarios, including against multiple UAS threats simultaneously.

“This milestone for Anduril and DIU demonstrates that by running meritocratic test events and competitions that focus on capabilities, and rewarding the best systems, DOD can bring the country’s engineering resources to bear on critical national security issues,” said Anduril Co-Founder and CEO Brian Schimpf. “Given the near continuous evolution of this particular threat and the urgency to field solutions that can also be routinely modernized to address it, we worked closely with DIU over the last year and a half to transition from prototype to production and quickly scale proven and fieldable solutions.”

(Image: An Anduril Long Range Sentry Tower, used to detect and track threats + cue kinetic defeat options)

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