MilDefs subsidiary Handheld wins contract for nanodrone technology worth 69 MSEK

Handheld has won a contract to deliver a large number of operator computers for nano drones. The customer is a global defense group, based in the US, delivering nano drones for military battlefield surveillance. The contract is a follow-up order to the development order announced in July 2023 and the order value amounts to SEK 69 million, with growth potential when deliveries of additional quantities begin. Deliveries are planned 2025 -2026.

The customized control computer from Handheld is based on a 7-inch ultra-rugged Android tablet. Drone technology has emerged as a game-changer in modern warfare, revolutionizing the way military operations are conducted. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, offer numerous advantages that have significantly transformed the battlefield and enhanced military capabilities.

“This contract is an example of the cross-selling synergies and technical collaborations created between MilDef and Handheld. Handheld’s lightweight, durable and powerful tablets make a strong case for the development of soldier-carried, high-tech computers in the field,” says Daniel Ljunggren, CEO of MilDef Group.

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