KWESST conducts demonstration of TASCS AWS variant on AeroVironment drones - KWESST

May 9, 2018

KWESST today announced it has successfully demonstrated the integration of its’ Tactical Awareness and Situational Control System (TASCS) Indirect Fire Module (IFM) with the video feed from an AeroVironment PUMA drone.  The combination, known as the Augmented Weapons Sight (AWS), was demonstrated to Engineering and Senior Management staff of AeroVironment at a site in Simi Valley California. 

The TASCS IFM AWS allows equipped weapons systems to directly engage in-range targets from the video feed of the PUMA.  While demonstrated on the PUMA, any video feed that conforms to the NATO STANAG can be utilized to provide the same capability. 

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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.

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