US Defense department selects Citadel Defense C-sUAS system in USD12.2m contract award

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Citadel Defense a USD12.2 million contract to supply its Titan Counter small Unmanned Aircraft System (C-sUAS) to address challenges caused by rapidly evolving drones domestically and overseas. Titan operates as a standalone system in fixed, mobile and dismounted operations.

The DoD tested Titan over 14-months using combat deployments and government evaluations. According to Citadel press information, the results showed that Titan addressed DOTMLPF (doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities) strategies required for modernization in the fight against nefarious commercial and handmade drones.

“Weighing 20 pounds and capable of autonomous operation, Titan has been detecting, identifying and defeating adversarial drones in extremely isolated fixed locations, complex urban environments, mobile missions on-the-move, and dismounted operations where man-portability is a premium,” says Matthew England, VP of Citadel Defense.

According to Citadel, the system’s artificial intelligence and deep learning foundation enables Titan to match or outpace the speed of the evolving threat, whether multi-agents and/or swarms, to provide layered C-sUAS defenses. This investment from the Department of Defense highlights a growing trend for relying on commercially available solutions to defend against rapidly evolving threats.

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