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A Mississippi company is developing technologies that can be applied to our national security.

MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt – Sgt. Ryan Rouchon, team leader for Alpha Company, 1st battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, signals to his squad leader during the dismounted portion of the Situational Training Exercise on September 13, 2018. The Soldiers were provided cover by Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Abrams Main Battle Tanks, and other allied forces during the training event at Bright Star 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Keeler)

 

Fantastic news for Starkville-based Camgian Microsystems Corp.  They’ve been awarded a $6.99-million Army contract to develop technologies to stop unwanted unmanned aircraft system (UAS) incursions.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) worked to secure funding for Department of Defense research, development, test and evaluation accounts to support Army, Air Force, Navy, Space Force and Defense Department research initiatives.

“Unmanned aircraft system advances have had important and positive implications for our national security and other sectors of our lives.  Those positives also come with new risks and dangers.  This contract gives Camgian an important mission to improve how the Army can detect, track, and stop UAS threats,” Hyde-Smith said.  “It’s great that this technology was developed in Mississippi and could be applied to our national security capabilities.”

“We are grateful for the continued support of Senator Hyde-Smith and our congressional delegation,” says Dr. Gary Butler, Chairman and CEO of Camgian.  “We are committed as a company to solving this critical problem for our warfighters and are leveraging advanced technologies in artificial intelligence and software to combat adversarial drone threats on the battlefield.”

The Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Center approved the two-year, $6,996,286 contract to advance development of its counter-UAS solution.  All work will be performed in Mississippi.

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