US defence department USD1.8m contract for DroneShield handheld counter drone system

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded DroneShield a USD1.8 million contract for its DroneGun MKIII handheld counter drone system. This follows a previous down selection of DroneGun MKIII for evaluation by the DoD’s Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO).

“It’s an honor to provide our DoD customers with advanced cUAS solutions to help address complex security requirements,” said Tom Branstetter, DroneShield’s Virginia-based Director of Business Development. “DroneShield is committed to delivering critical Force Protection technology that enables security personnel to rapidly respond to this growing threat,” Branstetter added.

Matt McCrann, US CEO of DroneShield added, “As the threat of UAS continues to seemingly adapt in real-time, countermeasures need to be both effective and flexible.”

“DroneGun MKIII is that lightweight, flexible countermeasure that can go anywhere and serve as the ideal gap fill capability to protect personnel and assets wherever they might need to operate. We look forward to continuing to support our DoD end users wherever, whenever needed.”
This contract is the largest US sale by DroneShield to date, and follows several recently announced contracts by DroneShield, including the USD2 million European sale of DroneSentry fixed site systems and the initial US airport deployment. The company is also progressing active discussions on sales to Ukraine, following the initial deployment at the start of the war earlier this year.

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