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Elite Army Unit Acquires Blue Halo’s Titan C-UAS

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Elite Army Unit Acquires Blue Halo’s Titan C-UAS

Virginia-headquartered defense and space manufacturer Blue Halo announced that the Department of Defense has placed a $4 million order for its Titan Counter-Unmanned Aerial System kits. The drones will be used by an unnamed elite unit within the Army to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield abroad and at secure locations in the United States, Blue Halo said Thursday.

In a statement, Blue Halo said that the Pentagon chose to buy the Titan system after it out-performed competing technologies during evaluations. The company described its product as a portable, rapidly deployable system that creates a secure perimeter, providing “automated identification and mitigation of threats for all major commercial and hobbyist control protocols and frequency bands.”

James Batt, BlueHalo’s chief growth officer, said his company looks forward to seeing its products defeat enemy drones on the battlefield, providing a layer of protection to the Army warfighter and the nation.

It was explained that the Titan system benefits from the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. The product can detect and respond using adaptive, escalating countermeasures that minimize collateral impact to nearby communications. 

On its website, Blue Halo said Titan C-UAS equips any operator with immediate situational awareness and force protection in under five minutes. The company added that its offering’s optionally-manned operation and autonomous countermeasure escalation turn any soldier or first responder into an effective C-UAS defender. 

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