Citadel Defense, a San Diego-based developer of AI-powered counter-drone solutions, has been acquired by BlueHalo, a mid-market defense innovation company backed by Arlington Capital Partners’ $1.7 billion investment fund.
Citadel Defense has been on a roll this year. The company has bagged multimillion-dollar government contracts, launched new products and software, and moved into a huge corporate campus.
Founded in 2016, Citadel’s team of engineers and data scientists have found their niche in leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to enable operators to locate drone threats, track flight paths, and autonomously neutralize threats. And that is something BlueHalo wants to add to its rapidly expanding national security platform that includes products such as the Locust Laser Weapon System and Argus Perimeter Security Solution.
Indicating that the increasing sophistication and widespread availability of drones represents a threat…