SAN DIEGO, Calif., - U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency and Darley Defense awarded Citadel Defense a contract for over $1M to protect areas along the southern border in Texas, Arizona, and California from drones posing a threat to national security. Drones are being used by the cartel to transport illegal contraband and help migrants illegally cross the border. CBP will use Citadel's counter drone technology to prevent these drones from compromising border security.
Working alongside the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration, Citadel's technology was developed to minimize interference with communication signals and surrounding electronics. Citadel's Titan system is small, lightweight, and portable allowing it to be used at fixed locations, aboard security vehicles, or for dismounted operation at high risk locations.
CBP's decision to award Citadel's contract is based on deep technical validation, combat operational assessments, and mission-enhancing deployments.
Citadel and CBP are working together to integrate counter drone technology with other systems. The U.S. government and regulatory authorities continue to refine policies that will allow expansion of critical national security technology, like Citadel's, to be deployed across the country.