November 18, 2019
KWESST today announced that it has concluded a technology licencing deal with AerialX Inc. of Vancouver BC for the manufacture and worldwide sale of AerialX’s DroneBullet, .a small hand-launchable drone missile that can autonomously intercept and neutralize hostile drones with high-speed kinetic impact.
KWESST Executive Chairman, David Luxton, remarked that “DroneBullet is an elegant, expedient and affordable solution for neutralizing small unmanned aerial systems (sUAVs) used against friendly forces for hostile surveillance or weaponized attack, which is a growing and persistent threat in theaters of conflict.”
KWESST will be adapting AerialX’s prototype units for serial production and anticipates that units will be available for customer testing in Mid 2020.
For more information on KWESST and its products, please visit www.kwesst.com.
KWESST deveops and commercializes high-value ultra-miniaturized technology applications that make a critical difference to the safety and operational effectiveness of personnel in the defence and security community. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings include: its signature TASCS™ (Tactical and Situational Control System) for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) streamed directly to users’ smart devices and weapons; the autonomous Grey Ghost™ kinetic impact missile system that defends against small hostile drones including swarms; a Ground Laser Defence system to counter the emerging threat of weaponized lasers against personnel; and, the Phantom™ Tactical Electronic Decoy to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy “phantom” signatures at false locations to deceive and confuse adversaries. All systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with OEM products and battlefield management systems including Frontline, Edge, Killswitch and ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) among others. KWESST also has developmental “smart ordnance” projects including its “Shot Counter” system, which records the number and type of rounds fired, for optimized firearms maintenance and performance. The Company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with representative offices in Washington, DC, London, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Company trades on the TSXV exchange under the symbol KWE. For more information please visit kwesst.com.