The US Department of Defense has ordered the TITAN counter-UAS (C-UAS) system from Citadel Defense under a $5 million (€4.3 million) contract, the company revealed on 30 March.
TITAN has three years’ proven effectiveness in service with multiple US Combat Commands. The latest order satisfies an urgent follow-on requirement to counter small drones, described by senior Pentagon leaders as the greatest battlefield threat since IEDs. “TITAN gives US troops and allies an advantage over non-state actors using drones as a weapon,” observed Citadel’s CEO, Christopher Williams.
The use of small drones has exploded in recent years, and is rapidly changing the security environment. Adversaries have access to affordable, highly capable drone platforms that are easily adapted and weaponised to conduct surveillance and targeting against US forces. TITAN applies artificial intelligence, machine learning, and low-collateral electronic countermeasures that effectively blind the drone pilot, preventing the collection of intelligence or penetration of protected airspace. With the click of a button, TITAN generates a post-mission analysis report that highlights threat activity patterns. This analysis provides operators and leadership with insights that help chart a course of action for each mission.
Troops in live threat environments value TITAN as a critical part of their mission. based on its effectiveness, ease of use, and interoperability with other command and control interfaces. The low cost of support and sustainment, upgradability, and autonomy create the efficiencies necessary to improve military and government mission outcomes.
“We constantly improve the TITAN platform to equip operators with capabilities that address and adapt to the rapidly proliferating threat of small UAS across any region of the world,” explained Sean Troyer, Director of Business Development at Citadel Defense and a former USSOCOM member.