Counter-Drone System Selected by US Government

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The number of commercial drone platforms that pose a threat continues to proliferate and evade legacy C-sUAS systems. Adversaries have become increasingly sophisticated with the technologies used, creating significant challenges for C-sUAS systems that rely on slow-to-update UAS threat-libraries and countermeasures. New commercial UAS platforms have over 100 controller settings that can change a drone’s communication signature. Library-dependent and cyber-focused systems simply can’t keep up, according to suasnews.com.

AI, machine learning and adaptive countermeasures are required for the C-sUAS mission. A counter-drone system has been ordered by the US government: Citadel Defense has secured a multimillion-dollar government order for its Titan system.

This AI-powered, radiofrequency (RF) based counter-drone system was selected following a competitive evaluation of two dozen competitive counter small unmanned aircraft systems. Titan proved highly effective in complex urban environments and was preferred by operators as it exhibited technical superiority across many unpredictable threat scenarios including drone swarms.

The system protects troops and high-value assets against unwanted drone activity and swarms when large and expensive multi-sensor systems cannot be deployed. At locations where integrated systems are installed, Titan serves as the RF defense layer, bringing a low false alarm rate, targeted countermeasures, and the broadest level of threat coverage.

Titan’s countermeasures match the detected threat without interfering with common communications (WiFi, Bluetooth).