Counter-UAS technology company Department 13 has announced the first sale of its Mesmer counter-UAS solution to an Australian customer through its local strategic partner EPE.
EPE has purchased Mesmer Version 1.0 on behalf of an end customer as an initial order following a series of successful demonstrations with the end customer.
The sale consists of hardware required to run the proprietary software, enabling the client to control the outcome of a UAS engagement.
“This marks our first Mesmer system sale in the Australian market following very successful demonstrations”
According to Department 13, hardware and first year software licenses range from US$250,000 per unit (depending upon configuration and enhanced capabilities) with recurring annual license fees. EPE will provide training and ongoing sales support in Australia for this client and future clients under a distribution agreement.
The solution is adaptable and can be enhanced with expanding capabilities against new potential threats via software patch as part of annual license fees and support. The hardware can be similarly upgraded as and when new system upgrades occur.
“This marks our first Mesmer system sale in the Australian market following very successful demonstrations held over two weeks in March 2017 across Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Wellington and from which we expect to announce further sales in the near future,” Department 13 CEO Jonathan Hunter said.
The demonstrations were well attended by various potential customers including State and Federal Police, Defence Forces, Federal and State Government agencies, major event organisers and large commercial property owners.
“EPE is one of several strategic partners globally and has been a supplier of leading edge security technology and solutions to the Australian Defence Forces, Federal and State Police over more than 15 years,” Hunter added.
For more see ADM's counter-UAS story in the recent February edition.