Sunday, June 16, 2024

Citadel’s AI-powered counter-drone system forces drones to safely land

Citadel Defense, a counter-drone (C-UAS) technology company, has received a multi-million-dollar government contract for their Titan, an AI-powered, radiofrequency (RF) based counter-drone system.

Citadel’s Titan system is an autonomous, artificial intelligence-enabled counter-drone solution that forces drones to safely land without disrupting nearby communications or electronics. An autonomous AI and machine learning-powered, portable counter-drone system will protect troops and high-value assets – including ships, vehicles, and aircraft – from possible drone threats when large and expensive multi-sensor systems cannot be deployed. Threats can be accurately detected and preemptively removed even in an uncertain environment.

As the only automated RF sensor solution in the market that uses AI and machine learning to detect, identify, track, and safely defeat uncooperative drones, Titan is a force multiplier for the US and allied forces,” explains Christopher Williams, CEO of Citadel Defense.

Citadel’s AI-powered counter drone system forces drones to safely land.
Citadel Defense has tripled manufacturing production in San Diego, CA to address increasing customer orders for their Titan C-sUAS solution. Credit: Citadel Defense

In less than 5 minutes, the drone system can be set up with a hemisphere of protection well beyond the line of sight. Titan users don’t need to be specially trained and don’t require signal expertise to operate it. At locations where integrated systems are installed, Titan serves as the RF defense layer, bringing an industry-leading low false alarm rate, targeted countermeasures, and broadest level of threat coverage to highly integrated counter-drone solutions.

Titan has been engineered for fixed, mobile, and dismounted operation and is able to securely identify air, land, and sea drone threats. The system can also track and store data for post-mission analysis and threat validation.

AI, machine learning, and adaptive countermeasures are required for the C-sUAS mission. New commercial UAS platforms have over 100 controller settings that can change a drone’s communication signature. Library-dependent and cyber-focused systems simply can’t keep up,explained Williams.

With hundreds of sensors now deployed, Citadel is helping customers detect shifting trends in drone activity on a global scale to help stay ahead of the threat,” he added.