U.S. Department of Defense awards $12.2M contract for counter drone solutions

The decision to get Titan systems was made after extensive U.S. Government evaluation where they assessed more than a dozen other counter-drone solutions.

U.S. Department of Defense awards $12.2M contract for counter drone solutions
U.S. Department of Defense awards $12.2M contract for counter drone solutions

U.S. Department of Defense awards $12.2M contract for counter-drone solutions

A $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations within the U.S. has been awarded to Citadel Defense by the U.S. Department of Defense. The decision to get Titan systems was made after extensive U.S. Government evaluation where they assessed more than a dozen other counter-drone solutions.

In June 2020, the Department of Defense revealed Titan’s superior performance after 14-months of successful combat deployments and government evaluations. Results showed that Titan uniquely addressed DOTMLPF (doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities) strategies required for modernization within the fight against nefarious commercial and handmade drones.

Christopher Williams, CEO of Citadel Defense said that applying lessons learned from other asymmetric threats, like counter-IED, Citadel approached the UAS problem differently from the beginning. Titan was built with a special focus on speed, responsiveness and adaptability to address C-sUAS operational needs. It offers a low-cost and operator-efficient support model that is equipped for the always-evolving threat.

Citadel had to ramp up production of Titan systems in response to increased demand. The company stated that all systems will be delivered before December.