The US Customs and Border Protection agency has awarded Citadel Defense a contract for over USD1 million for a Titan Counter Drone defence solution to prevent unauthorized drones from carrying drugs and weapons along the southern border into Texas, Arizona, and California.
According to the company: “Drones are being used by the cartel to transport illegal contraband and help migrants illegally cross the border. CBP will use Citadel’s proven counter drone technology to prevent these drones from compromising border security…. Working alongside the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration, Citadel’s technology was developed to minimize interference with communication signals and surrounding electronics. Citadel’s Titan system is small, lightweight, and portable allowing it to be used at fixed locations, aboard security vehicles, or for dismounted operation at high risk locations.”
According to Citadel’s CEO, Christopher Williams: “Drones have become a greater challenge along the border. Our nation’s border agents deserve the safest and most advanced technology available. Citadel’s automated solution provides front-line operators with awareness of drone threats and decision-making to respond faster than the adversary.”
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