CNSP partnering with USMC in battle against unmanned aerial threats

BY STAFF REPORTS
10/26/2018 04:15 PM
TULSA – Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, a Cherokee Nation Businesses subsidiary, recently joined the U.S. Marine Corps in its effort to detect, track, identify and defeat the possible use of unmanned aerial systems by counterforces.

Throughout the next five years, CNSP will provide UAS operator support, data analysis, training and evaluation, as well as purchasing and configuration support for equipment.

“It is an exceptional honor to help protect the brave men and women who serve on the battlefield,” Steven Bilby, Cherokee Nation’s diversified businesses president, said. “This collaboration is further demonstration of how our company’s versatile capabilities, combined with our employees’ skills and expertise, continually place us and our partnering agencies at the forefront of developing technologies and industries.”

The tribally owned company will support USMC teams in developing and refining the military’s countering capabilities against commercially available UAS. The work will be performed in Quantico, Virginia.

CNSP’s certified specialists will also e responsible for the fabrication, setup and full functionality of the UAS systems used for training and testing throughout the project. The company secured the project through an $8 million contract with the Department of Defense.

For more information, visit http://cherokee-cnsp.com.

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