The U.S. Navy‘s Special Warfare Command has awarded SkySafe a $1.5 million contract to test the company’s counter-unmanned aerial systems platform, FCW reported Thursday.
SkySafe CEO Grant Jordan told FCW that the company’s anti-UAS system is designed to support installation on vehicles and use early detection and radio signal jamming to protect against enemy drones.
Jordan added that the platform can also assist civilian agencies in domestic security efforts.
SkySafe connected with the Navy through the Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, which awarded the company a contract in April to deliver a UAS threat detection system to the U.S. Marine Corps, Jordan noted.
He said SkySafe will perform a series of tests and exercises for DoD customers over the next year, with a goal to deploy systems in the field in 2018.