Drone Aviation, a manufacturer of specialised tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms, has confirmed it has delivered additional Winch Aerostat Small Platform (“WASP”) systems to a prime contractor partner in support of the United States Border Patrol.
The Company announced a $3.8m contract for multiple WASP systems in January 2019 and the initial deliveries under the award in August 2019.
Integrated support services are underway on the Southwest border of the United States under the $1.7 million Integrated Services award received by Drone Aviation in June 2019.
Dan Erdberg, CEO and president, commented: “The delivery of these additional WASP systems demonstrates our ability to ramp production of units delivered to the southern border.”
Adding: “With multiple units now delivered, we are confident that WASP’s advanced technologies can enhance border security through enhanced situational awareness. We look forward to building on our partnerships and shared experiences and supporting the brave and dedicated agents of the USBP.”
The WASP is a highly tactical and mobile aerostat system which can be deployed and managed by as few as two operators.
It provides situational awareness with day/night video, secure multi-frequency and multi-wave form wireless communication range extension capability from either a stationary position or while being towed.