Raytheon announces tie-up with Department 13

08 January 2018

Raytheon and Australia’s Department 13 International (D13) have entered into a teaming agreement to develop and market counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) technologies.

They will promote the existing technology developed by D13, while also working together to look at new developments, the companies announced on 8 January.

D13 already develops the Mesmer, which is a low-power, non-jamming, non-kinetic C-UAV system that the two companies will now market together. Rather than using jamming or kinetic effects, Mesmer stops malicious UAVs by redirecting or taking control of the air vehicle, the company says.

“This teaming agreement marks an important milestone as Raytheon is a global leader in developing unmanned situational awareness, mission management, and command-and-control systems,” Jonathan Hunter, CEO of D13, says.

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