DroneGun MKIII Lightweight, Compact Countermeasure
DroneGun MKIII Lightweight, Compact Countermeasure

DroneShield Awarded $1.8 Million US DOD Contract for DroneGun MKIII Handheld Counter-drone System

DroneShield is pleased to advise that it has received an $1.8 million contract for its DroneGun MKIII handheld counterdrone system from the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Delivery will be completed this month, with full payment due to be received in the current quarter. This follows a previous down selection of DroneGun MKIII for evaluation by the DoD’s Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO). This contract is the largest US sale by DroneShield to date, and follows several recently announced contracts by DroneShield, including the $2 million European sale of DroneSentry fixed site systems and the initial US airport deployment. The Company is also progressing active discussions on sales to Ukraine, following the initial deployment at the start of the war earlier this year.

“It’s an honor to provide our DoD customers with advanced cUAS solutions to help address complex security requirements. DroneShield is committed to delivering critical Force Protection technology that enables security personnel to rapidly respond to this growing threat,” said Tom Branstetter, DroneShield’s Virginia-based Director of Business Development.

Matt McCrann, U.S. CEO of DroneShield added, “As the threat of UAS continues to seemingly adapt in real-time, countermeasures need to be both effective and flexible. DroneGun MKIII is that lightweight, flexible countermeasure that can go anywhere and serve as the ideal gap fill capability to protect personnel and assets wherever they might need to operate. We look forward to continuing to support our DoD end users wherever, whenever needed.”

DroneGun MKIII systems prepared for shipment at DroneShield’s Virginia (U.S.) facility

The DroneGun MKIII is a compact, lightweight UAS countermeasure solution designed for one hand operation. The product features a robust compact pistol shaped design with a control panel user interface, allowing operators to select and engage RF disruption frequency modes. The device provides a safe passive countermeasure against a wide range of UAS models. When disruption is triggered, UAS (e.g. drone) will typically respond via a vertical controlled landing on the spot, or return back to the operator controller or starting point. RF disruption activation will also interfere with any live video streaming (FPV) back to the remote controller halting the collection of video footage and intelligence by the UAS operator.

DroneShield’s C-UAS defeat capabilities do not involve protocol manipulation or “cyber” tactics, given the limitations of those methods. The company defeat technologies offer non-kinetic jamming for controlled management of threats. DroneShield is an Australian/US publicly listed company focusing on RF sensing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Sensor Fusion, Electronic Warfare, Rapid Prototyping and MIL-SPEC manufacturing. DroneShield develops pre-eminent UAS security solutions that protect people, organisations and critical infrastructure from intrusion from UAS threats. Its leadership brings world-class expertise in engineering and physics, combined with deep experience in defence, intelligence, and aerospace. DroneShield offers Artificial Intelligence-powered hardware and software solutions against unmanned threats from drones used in negative applications by terrorists, State-based warfare, criminals and other nefarious actors.