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KWESST successfully completes first phase of contract supporting US military customer with its signature TASCS technology

The Tactical Awareness and Situational Control System is an app and snap-on adaptor that streams situational awareness and targeting information from any source directly to soldiers' smart devices and their weapons systems

AeroVironment - KWESST Micro Systems Inc announces first contract phase to support US military customer featuring the company's Tactical Awareness and Situational Control System
The Ottawa company said the first deliverable under a C$500,000 contract demonstrated the TASCS Integrated Fires Module on mortars and the Augmented Weapon Sight

KWESST Micro Systems Inc (CVE:KWE) announced Tuesday the successful completion of the first phase of three deliverables under a contract to support a US military customer featuring the company's signature Tactical Awareness and Situational Control System.

The Ottawa-based company said the first deliverable under a C$500,000 contract demonstrated the TASCS Integrated Fires Module (IFM) on mortars and the Augmented Weapon Sight (AWS), a system developed by AeroVironment Inc and KWESST to provide real-time situational awareness and targeting information.

AWS streams full motion video from an overhead unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) manufactured by AeroVironment into the TASCS architecture for the purpose of target identification, accurate first-shot hits, and real-time battle damage assessment. The AWS system has been an ongoing collaboration between KWESST and AeroVironment.

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"These important military exercises demonstrate the maturity of the TASCS system," said KWESST CEO Jeff MacLeod in a statement.

"We are very pleased at the performance of the system and the valuable user feedback. We expect the next two contracted demonstration exercises later this year to attract added customer attention and the development of operating procedures that will be employed in more extensive exercises expected in early 2021."

David Luxton, executive chairman, added: "Demonstration exercises like this with military customers are an important phase in the process towards potential introduction into service. It is very encouraging that this key US military customer is scheduling additional exercises, and that at least two other NATO military customers have similar capability demonstration contracts under consideration."

KWESST said TASCS is an app and snap-on weapon adaptor that streams situational awareness and targeting information from any source directly to soldiers' smart devices and their weapons systems for a leap ahead in safer and more effective engagement of adversaries.

IFM is the variant of TASCS that integrates this capability into many short-range and long-range weapons systems, including grenade launchers and mortars. 

AWS utilizes the TASCS system to stream situational and targeting information from AeroVironment unmanned aerial vehicles directly to the TASCS display on soldiers' smart devices and weapons systems in real-time.

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