Defense / Military

CitadelFamily400x275Citadel Defense announced it has expanded their intelligence and counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS, or counter-drone) with a suite of new solutions under the Titan brand. The family of C-UAS solutions are designed to keep the U.S. military ahead of the threat curve through industry-leading autonomy, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.


FLIR IONM640x 400x275Teledyne FLIR has announced the launch of its ION M640x tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS). The American-designed, developed and manufactured UAS builds on the capabilities of the ION M440, and aims to provide military and other government customers with best-in-class capabilities for their unique missions.


ShieldAI VBAT400x275Shield AI, which uses self-driving software to enable teams of robots to oeprate in GPS- and RF-denied environments has announced that its Martin UAV division successfully flew its V-BAT unmanned aircraft system (UAS) on numerous missions with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Portland (LPD 27), including a flight where the V-BAT crew demonstrated the aircraft’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) capability by using the system to successfully link sensor to target in less than three minutes from receipt of tasking.


RedTail RTL 450 400x275RedTail LiDAR Systems, which develops microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirror-based light detection and ranging (lidar) technology, has announced delivering six lidar systems to the 707th Ordnance Company, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The systems will provide Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians an opportunity to assess how lidar can be used to enhance their operations.


Citadel Titan DF 400x275Citadel Defense has announced it received three new counter unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) contracts from the U.S. government for their newest product, Titan Drone Finder (Titan DF). The latest solution allows operators to track drones, their flight path, and autonomously neutralize threats that cross a user-defined alert zone.


Telerob tEODor EVO 400x275AeroVironment’s Telerob subsidiary has announced it received a multi-million dollar firm-fixed-price order from the Latvian Ministry of Defense for the procurement of telemax EVO HYBRID and tEODor EVO unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and engineering support for the Latvian National Armed Forces. The company said delivery of the UGVs is scheduled to be completed in late 2021.


Kar go RAF 400x275U.K.-based Academy of Robotics and the Royal Air Force have announced a new trial deployment of autonomous vehicles on an airbase as part of the RAF’s Astra campaign to deliver next-generation Air Force capabilities. This marks the first time that autonomous vehicles have been deployed on a U.K. airbase by the RAF.


KamanKargo400x275Kaman Corporation has unveiled its KARGO UAV, a new unmanned aerial vehicle designed for expeditionary logistics within military environments. Built with the U.S. Armed Forces future operating concepts in mind, Kaman said the KARGO UAV includes a rugged design, a compact form factor that can fit in a standard shipping container, and easy deployment that can be unloaded and operated by as few as two people.


RoboticanDrones400x275Robotican has announced it successfully delivered its first indoor unmanned aerial system (UAS) to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for operational evaluation. The Isreal-based company, founded in 2013, specializes in autonomous robotics and drones for challenging operational needs.


Telemax Evo Hybrid400x275Telerob, a subsidiary of AeroVironment, has announced the successful delivery of its Telemax EVO hybrid unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to the U.S. Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) in July 2021. Designed to be operated by PFPA explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) technicians, the UGV was purchased for deployment by the agency’s Hazardous Devices Branch.


L3Harris T7 400x275L3Harris, a global aerospace and defense technology provider, has announced that the U.S. Air Force awarded a 10-year, $85 million IDIQ contract to produce up to 170 robots to protect its bases around the world.


MilremTypeX 400x275Milrem Robotics has announced teaming up with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to develop a new robotic combat vehicle (RCV), named the Nordic Robotic Wingman. The Wingman will be based on Milrem’s Type-X RCV and Kongsberg’s Protector Remote Turrets (RT) that will be chosen specifically to meet the needs of end users.


MilremRoboticsCUAV 400x275MSI-Defence Systems Limited (MSI-DSL), which develops leading-edge weapon and underwater systems, has teamed up with European robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics to present a highly mobile, kinetic counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system.


ShieldAI Nova400x275Shield AI, a defense technology company developing artificial intelligence and self-driving technologies for aircraft, has announced it raised $210 million in equity financing as part of a Series D fundraising round. The management team said it projects an additional $75 million in debt and $15 million in equity to be secured in the coming weeks, bringing the total proceeds to $300 million.


ELTA MobileCounterDrone400x275ELTA North America has announced the final contractual delivery of its counter-drone system, the On-The-Move V4 (OTM V4) C-sUAS solution. Since December 2020, ELTA North America said it has delivered a total of 5 OTM V4 vehicle system integrations under contract for use by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.


GhostRAD UGV400x275Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions (AITX), which develops AI-based security and productivity solutions for enterprises, has announced it signed an agreement with Ghost Robotics to develop a range of products through the Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) brand. Ghost develops and manufacturers Quadrupedal Unmanned Ground Vehicles (Q-UGV) for security and military applications.