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The US Navy is upgrading its counter-drone defense. The Navy has awarded CACI International a $48.5 million contract in this field. Under the contract, the company will support the deployment of new and existing counter unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) capabilities and hardware to high-priority and sensitive government sites that protect assets vital to national security by providing technical, engineering, and project management support services, including modeling and simulation, and hardware, software, and command and control integration.

The one-year single-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), which supports research and development, engineering, test, and evaluation of all Navy air vehicle systems and trainers.

CACI specializes in developing, deploying, and integrating sophisticated C-UAS solutions with its SkyTracker product suite, providing fixed site, on-the-move, and man-packable and small form factor technologies. This C-UAS capability solution comprises of different form factors designed to exploit the radio communication between UASs and their controller.

The system uses precision neutralization techniques to ensure little to no collateral damage to the surrounding RF spectrum and existing communications.

According to the company’s announcement, as an industry leader in precision radiofrequency counter-unmanned aerial systems capabilities, CACI offers the US Navy a system-of-systems approach to protecting national security assets.