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18 February, 2021 - 16:47 By Tony Quested

US defence and security market the target for Blighter

Cambridge surveillance technology specialist Blighter has moved to target more contracts in the lucrative US defence and security market by appointing a Virginia consulting firm as a key strategic partner.

Blighter, which designs and makes electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions, has hired the consulting firm JGW Group as its in-country ally as it accelerates expansion in the US.

Blighter has built its industry-leading expertise in electronic-scanning radars for wide area surveillance solutions and counter-UAS systems and already has an impressive global customer base.

Now it is exploring further opportunities to support the US Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security in the ongoing fight against rapidly developing adversaries.

This will build on Blighter’s proven successes having already become a valuable partner of the US Department of Defense with the delivery of its A400 series radars as part of the AUDS C‑UAS platform for deployment to military and CNI bases over the last three years.

The increasing need for border security, perimeter protection and surveillance systems to address the threat caused by drones, has resulted in record growth for the company with opportunities for expansion into the US market. 

This builds on the existing expertise of Blighter which has seen the business providing advanced border security in high-risk regions for decades, including providing surveillance systems for the South Korean Army to monitor the De-Militarized Zone.

Blighter CEO Angus Hone said: “The demand in the US market for radar surveillance capabilities in defence and critical national infrastructure protection is increasing rapidly and is a key platform for Blighter’s strategic international growth. 

“This appointment will be important for our success in the US and enable us to build brand awareness, broaden our stakeholder engagement with customers and industry partners and identify new business opportunities in this key market.”

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