DroneShield Ltd has partnered with Lockheed Martin and Australia’s STELaRLab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Leadership, and Research Laboratory).
This collaboration has incorporated DroneShield’s DroneCannon Mk2, a wide area non-kinetic effector, into Lockheed Martin Australia’s Agile Shield Program. Agile Shield, developed under the Next Generation Technologies Fund framework, is part of DST Group’s Counter Improvised Threats Grand Challenge, primarily focused on countering uncrewed aerial systems (C-UAS).
Kevin McDonald, STELaRLab’s Integrated Systems Lead for Agile Shield commented, “The system brings together a number of Australian sensors and effectors with an open mission architecture to provide a rapid, scalable and flexible response to airborne threats. STELaRLab’s contribution included development of the open mission systems architecture and acting as the prime systems integrator.”
McDonald continued, “The addition of proven C-UAS jammers, such as DroneCannon Mk2, is part of Agile Shield’s planned transition from the virtual world to field demonstrations, which occurred in October 2023.”
Red McClintock, DroneShield Sales Director, added, “DroneCannon Mk2 is a globally recognized effector, in use both in the eastern-European theatre, as well as being selected and recommended by the U.S. DoD for base protection requirements. We are excited to be working with Lockheed Martin and DST Group’s Agile Shield program and are looking forward to growing this business relationship.”
Post Image- DroneCannon Mk2, DroneShield’s wide area non-kinetic effector (Image Credit: DroneShield)