DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its participation in the 2018 Urban 5th Generation Marine Exploration and Experimentation Exercise (“U5G 18”), organised by the United States Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration (“CD&I”) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (“NR&DE”). The U5G 18 event takes place at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California, between March 15, 2018 and March 25, 2018. The U5G 18 event focuses on evaluating new technologies by the United States Marines, for subsequent acquisition and deployment considerations.
The Company is one of a limited number of participants, selected from a large number of applicants to demonstrate its products and technology in these field trials, across a variety of simulations. The capabilities of DroneShield will be evaluated as part of the trial.
In addition to the U5G 18, the Company is undertaking a number of demonstrations by, and undergoing evaluations by, a number of U.S. and non-U.S. military service and law enforcement agencies, who are seeking to add counter-drone capabilities, on a significantly reduced timetable relative to their traditional procurement timeframes. DroneShield provided the market with an overview of its sales pipeline in its October 2017 investor presentation.