Counter drone technology company Citadel Defense has announced the expansion of its company and manufacture facilities in San Diego, California, to meet high demand for its services.
The company is now capable of producing up to 50 systems a month after receiving orders totaling over $17.5million (£14.7million) in the last 18 months.
Citadel believes this uptick is in response to the ever-growing threat of drone attacks.
It provides its products to the US government as well as to private customers in the US and abroad.
Citadel has also had its capabilities evaluated by the US Army, Navy, Air Force, SOCOM, and DHS Test & Evaluation teams.
Over 70% of its components are source locally in Southern California, which it claims leads to an improved response time on urgent orders.
Citadel Defense CEO Christopher Williams said: “Designing agility into our product development process from the beginning has allowed us to move at the speed of the threat.
“Rapidly deploying new, innovative, C-UAS capabilities that keep personnel, high-value assets, and intellectual property safe from unwanted drones has never been more important.”