DroneShield secures portable counter-UAS orders for $2.2m

DroneGun Mk4. Image credit: DroneShield

ASX-listed DroneShield has received two orders totalling approximately $2.2 million for a number of its handheld systems, including the recently launched DroneGun Mk4 portable drone countermeasure equipment.

The orders came from the US Department of Defence and a different US agency of the federal government, the company announced in a press release. 

Payment for both purchases is anticipated in the third quarter of 2023 after delivery. 

The total order consists of both upfront product purchases and Software as a service (SaaS) components.

“The recent orders for DroneGun Mk4 and our other handheld Counter-UAS solutions validates our commitment to developing products with the end user in mind; intuitive and easily adopted into various missions sets,” said DroneShield’s US CEO, Matt McCrann.

He continued, “We’re proud to support these groups and their requirements, and to continue to build the relationship and problem-solve with them.”

McCrann also emphasised that the deployment of drones in Ukraine and the advancement of drone technology in conflict are driving the C-UAS market’s continued rapid growth, adding that DroneShield is experiencing record-breaking demand for its products. 

“We are pleased to be working with these leading government customers as they commence to build out their C-UAS capability,” the CEO noted.

DroneShield recently introduced DroneGun Mk4, following considerable development in response to end-user input.

Designed as an addition to the DroneGun product line, the ASX-listed company said DroneGun Mk4 is a portable pistol-shape drone jammer, weighing 3.2kg.

The company claims this product is unique in the world, emphasising that the device maintains the versatility of its predecessor, while hosting improved performance, ingress protection and serviceability. 

DroneGun Mk4 can also work in tandem with other DroneShield products, such as the RfPatrolTM body-worn detection device and the DroneSentryTM stationary multi-sensor detection system.