Counter-UAS technology expansion the focus of U.S. Air Force deal with Citadel DefenseNews
May 03, 2019
SAN DIEGO. Citadel Defense has been tapped by the U.S. Air Force to expand its work into counter-unmanned aerial system (CUAS) technology that will defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and may also be useful for broader commercial application.
Matt England, U.S. Army (Ret.) and now VP of Business Development for Citadel, said, "Our Titan CUAS system autonomously clears the warfighter's airspace, allowing them to be unconcerned with threat drones and purely focused on the mission at hand. It's the quintessential force multiplier to protect servicemen and women while empowering their mission."
Christopher Williams, CEO of Citadel Defense, said of the company's CUAS technology: "We've attracted some of the world's most talented engineers. We are creating new and innovative solutions with deep learning, AI, and software-controlled hardware that allow us to address new threats in weeks rather than months or years. Our technology detected and defeated drones the system never saw before. Rapidly fielding this capability with unprecedented speed and agility advantages our warfighters."