Published October 24, 2018
Tribally owned company to provide military with counter UAS expertise
TULSA, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses, recently joined the United States 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,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Nation’s diversified businesses. “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 FAA Part 107 certified specialists are also 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.
Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs delivers solutions by collaborating with clients, including the Department of Defense and other federal clients. CNSP is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For more information, please visit http://cherokee-cnsp.com.