KWESST Receives Contract Award to Integrate New Incident Command Center and Ground Search and Rescue Application into ATAK


Ottawa, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – July 7, 2022) – KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (OTCQB: KWEMF) (FSE: 62U) (“KWESST” or the “Company”), a systems developer next-generation tactics for the military, security and personal defense markets, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract with CounterCrisis Technology Inc. (“CC-T”) to design, develop and Implement a major component of a national Ground Search and Rescue Incident Command (GSSAR) system for Public Safety Canada. Under the contract, KWESST and CC-Twill will create a search and rescue (SAR) planning, operations management, and situational awareness service that integrates a custom SAR plug-in application for ATAK. ATAK is increasingly the preferred software system across NATO for enabling shared real-time situational awareness.

“In partnership with CC-T, we are very pleased to have won this bid with Public Safety Canada, following an extensive competitive process,” said Rick Bowes, Vice President of Scanning and Countermeasures Products. threats at KWESST. “This is significant beyond the modest dollars involved, as it further validates KWESST as the go-to company for integrated tactical-level situational awareness information systems, including ATAK, for military security operations and and showcase our capabilities to other potential customers. When soldiers and responders all have the same real-time information, the result is a safer and more efficient operation, whatever the mission.”

The GSAR ICS project announced today is a version of the Critical Incident Management System (CIMS) announced by KWESST for the public safety market ( CIMS puts situational awareness information in the hands of responders on their smartphones or tablets in real time from any source, including drones.

The contract awarded to KWESST is valued at approximately $678,000, net of in-kind contributions of approximately $76,000, over three years, with services to begin in July 2022.


KWESST Micro System Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (OTCQB: KWEMF) (FSE: 62U) markets revolutionary next-generation tactical systems for military and security forces and personal defense. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings includes non-lethal systems (PARA OPSMT and ARWENMT) with application in all segments of the non-lethal market, including law enforcement and personal defense. KWESST also facilitates the digitization of tactical forces with its signature TASCS system for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) delivered directly to users’ smart devices and firing weapons. indirect. Other KWESST products include countermeasures against threats such as drones, lasers and electronic detection. These include: the PhantomMT an electronic battlefield deception system to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy signatures at false locations that deceive and confuse adversaries; a battlefield laser detection system to counter the emerging threat of laser targeting of personnel; and, a non-kinetic system to counter the threat of tactical drones. These systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with third-party OEM products and networked battlefield management systems such as ATAK. The company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with operations in Stafford, Virginia, and representative offices in London, UK and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

About CounterCrisis Technology Inc.

CounterCrisis Technology Inc. is an Ottawa-based Canadian private incident management technology solutions company that provides technology solutions to help its customers prepare for any identified hazard or risk, including but not limited to those that fall into the following category: accidentally man-made, biological, geological, humanitarian, intentional man-made, meteorological and technological.

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