August 2, 2018
KWESST today announced that the company and AeroVironment (NYSE:AVAV), with support from the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) War Fighting Lab, conducted a successful demonstration of the TASCS IFM AWS capability on an AeroVironment drone before a mixed audience from the USMC, the U.S. Army, and Pentagon staff, as well as invited members of industry.
Live fire demonstrations were conducted utilizing a 40mm LV grenade launcher. On display was the TASCS IFM AWS mounted to a 60mm Mortar. CEO Jeff MacLeod commented that “Feedback from users is key to the enhancement of the system at this juncture. It is extremely exciting to see military personnel who have never utilized the system before, engaging targets they cannot see and with unprecedented accuracy.”
Following positive response to the TASCS/AWS 60mm mortar application KWESST now plans to focus on accelerating development of the system to an operational level.
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KWESST deveops and commercializes high-value ultra-miniaturized technology applications that make a critical difference to the safety and operational effectiveness of personnel in the defence and security community. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings include: its signature TASCS™ (Tactical and Situational Control System) for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) streamed directly to users’ smart devices and weapons; the autonomous Grey Ghost™ kinetic impact missile system that defends against small hostile drones including swarms; a Ground Laser Defence system to counter the emerging threat of weaponized lasers against personnel; and, the Phantom™ Tactical Electronic Decoy to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy “phantom” signatures at false locations to deceive and confuse adversaries. All systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with OEM products and battlefield management systems including Frontline, Edge, Killswitch and ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) among others. KWESST also has developmental “smart ordnance” projects including its “Shot Counter” system, which records the number and type of rounds fired, for optimized firearms maintenance and performance. The Company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with representative offices in Washington, DC, London, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Company trades on the TSXV exchange under the symbol KWE. For more information please visit kwesst.com.