Swift Tactical Systems, a subsidiary of Swift Engineering, has won a $17m contract to provide the Bahamas government agencies and ministries with a comprehensive Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program.
The multi-agency drone program includes the purchase of 55 short and medium-range drones, immediate surveillance capabilities, training and support, and the establishment of a regional drone academy.
The Ministry of National Security Bahamas Unmanned Aerial System (BUAS) held a contract signing with Swift Tactical Systems at HMBS Coral Harbour Base. Eugene Poitier, Ministry of National Security Permanent Secretary and Rick Heise, Swift Tactical Systems President and CEO are pictured signing the contract.
Rick Heise, president and CEO of the company, commented: “This is an exciting partnership utilizing Swift’s revolutionary drone technology and operational expertise with the Bahamian’s embrace of technology in fighting crime, drug and gun trafficking, human trafficking, illegal immigration, and poaching.”
The contract was awarded to Swift Tactical Systems more than one year after the government released a worldwide request for drone and services proposals.
Swift’s plan beat 25 other companies that were part of the multi-agency selection process.