Handheld wins contract for nano drone technology worth 69 MSEK

Press release
22 April 2024

[Lidköping, Sweden, April 22, 2024.] Handheld Group, a Swedish manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, announces winning 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 for 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.

“We are excited to share that our collaborative project with MilDef has resulted in a new follow-up order. This achievement highlights our ability to deliver rugged computers that precisely meet customer requirements. We are proud to see our skills translate into continued success,” says Erik Hansdotter, Product Manager at Handheld Group.

About Handheld

Handheld Group is a manufacturer and global supplier of rugged mobile computers, handhelds and tablets. Handheld and partners worldwide deliver mobility solutions to businesses within geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. Handheld Group, part of MilDef, is headquartered in Sweden with subsidiaries in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, and the USA.

About MilDef

MilDef is a global systems integrator and full-spectrum provider specializing in rugged IT for military, government and critical infrastructure sectors. MilDef provides hardware, software and services that shield and protect critical information streams and systems, when and where the stakes are the highest. MilDef’s products are sold to more than 200 customers through companies in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Australia, and through partner networks in more than 40 countries. MilDef was founded in 1997 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2021. www.mildef.com

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