Citadel Defense Expands Hub in San Diego

Citadel Defense, a counterdrone technology company, is expanding its manufacturing complex in San Diego, California, to support a monthly production of up to 50 Titan systems.

“Designing agility into our product development process from the beginning has allowed us to iterate in real-time alongside our customers and rapidly deploy new capabilities to improve mission outcomes,” said Christopher Williams, CEO of Citadel Defense.

Titan C-UAS systems are deployed globally, protecting combat forces, civilians, and critical infrastructure. As radiofrequency-based solutions become an important requirement for layered C-UAS solutions, Citadel has had their capabilities extensively evaluated by U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, SOCOM, and DHS Test & Evaluation teams.

“Designing our system to meet unpredictable mission scenarios was made possible by direct feedback from operators experiencing drone incursions on the front lines,” Williams added. “The threat environment is always evolving which requires a product d e v e l o p m e n t approach that can adapt and respond. A combination of humancentered design and AI-powered t e c h n o l o g y have helped Citadel differentiate us from traditional Defense contractors.”

The company has been awarded with several significant Defense and Homeland Security contracts for its counter unmanned aircraft systems. Citadel Defense uses U.S. suppliers with over 70% of components being sourced locally in Southern California in order to improve responsiveness when executing on urgent customer requests.

Company officials said the growth is a direct result of delivering reliable and effective force protection against individual drones and swarms for military, government, and international customers over the past two years.

Malicious drone activity, ranging from single-use hostile small unmanned aerial systems to drone swarms continue to threaten safety and national security. Over the past 18 months alone, Citadel has received orders for over US$17.5 million in products and services to support anti-drone initiatives around the world.

Source: Border-Now Issue 64