Source: KWESST.
  • KWESST Micro Systems (KWE) reported on the highlights of its presentation at the Future Soldier Technology conference in the United Kingdom last week
  • Specific areas of interest include real-time situational awareness for “dismounted” soldiers using KWESST’s smart app TASCS integrated into the ATAK Battlefield Management System
  • There was also interest in integrating disparate communications systems into a common system using ATAK to create smaller distributed military headquarters connected to each other
  • KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (KWE) opened trading at C$3.15 per share

The world is changing rapidly and military spending – both globally and domestically – is increasing representing a highly lucrative market opportunity worth billions.

Given recent news where Poland and Slovakia have pledged fighter jets to help Ukraine repel the Russian invasion, all eyes are on Europe to see how the conflict escalates.

Now, a well-positioned Canadian military and defense tech company is bringing its arsenal of solutions to fulfill specific industry needs for the safety and effectiveness of defense personnel.

Ottawa, ON-based KWESST Micro Systems (KWE) reported on the highlights of its presentation at the Future Soldier Technology conference and the meetings that followed with military agencies and major defense contractors in the United Kingdom last week.

KWESST’s Executive Chairman, David Luxton, led the company delegation at the conference. He said its standout feature was the commonality and pace at which all countries are seeking to achieve digitization of soldier systems and counter-threat solutions directly aligned with their offerings.

“The European focus is clearly converging on the use of digital technology to make the soldier safer and more effective on the modern battlefield. As well, at the Conference threats like lasers and electronic detection were forecast to worsen and become a persistent feature of modern warfare.”

He noted that virtually every country spoke of accelerating the roll-out of soldier modernization as a high priority, and to do so in small, iterative phases in a learn-as-you-go approach, which he added plays, “directly to our sweet spot.”

Specific areas of interest include real-time situational awareness for “dismounted” soldiers (on foot or on and off vehicles) using KWESST’s smart app TASCS integrated into the ATAK Battlefield Management System. There was also interest in integrating disparate communications systems into a common system using ATAK to create smaller distributed military headquarters connected to each other, as well as Integration of KWESST’s Battlefield Laser Defense System into third-party electro-optical sensors on armoured vehicles.

The company develops and commercializes next-generation tactical systems while offering technology in non-lethal systems with broad application, including law enforcement and personal defence, modernized digitization of tactical forces for shared situational awareness and targeting, and counter-measures against threats such as drones, lasers and electronic detection.

KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (KWE) opened trading at C$3.15 per share.

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