December 28, 2019
KWESST today announced that it has concluded a formal Teaming Agreement with AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) to pursue U.S. government opportunities for the Augmented Weapons Sight (AWS) version of KWESST’s TASCS Indirect Fire Module (IFM).
AeroVironment is a leading provider of tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) to the U.S. military. The TASCS IFM AWS system enables ground forces and their indirect weapons systems such as grenade launchers and mortars to receive visual situational awareness in real time from loitering drones for coordinated targeting and ground fire onto enemy positions in a first-ever achievement.
For more information on AeroVironment please visit www.avinc.com. 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.