Doodle Labs partners with PDW to integrate Mesh Rider Radio into PDW’s flagship C100 sUAS platform

Integrating Doodle Labs' datalink into the C100 enables advanced operations within electronic-warfare (EW) contested environments.

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The drone platform fits into a rucksack and supports many integrations with leading sensors, payloads, and novel technologies.

PDW announced today a new partnership with Doodle Labs to integrate their industry-leading Helix Mesh Rider Radio into PDW’s flagship C100 sUAS platform. This collaboration will provide enhanced functionality and improved capabilities for PDW’s C100 sUAS by enabling operations in EW-Contested and near-peer theaters.   

The PDW C100 platform is an industry-leading sUAS developed specifically for the DoD, enabling features previously only available on larger fixed-wing assets to be launched organically by a single soldier. The C100 is built around a modular open architecture which allows new hardware and capabilities to be seamlessly integrated. The C100 platform offers a wide range of advanced mission capabilities, including targeting and identification, signals intelligence, direct effects, and payload/supply delivery. The platform fits into a rucksack and supports many integrations with leading sensors, payloads, and novel technologies.  

Doodle Labs, an industry leader in advanced data-link development, is providing its Helix Mesh Rider Radio for the PDW C100 platform. “Doodle Labs has developed a next-generation wireless system that is reliable, robust, and easy to integrate. With long-range, high-bandwidth data links and advanced features like dynamic frequency changing and multi hop relay, Doodle Labs’ wireless system ensures reliable connectivity for operations in even the most challenging and contested environments” said Ryan Gury, CEO of PDW. 

Doodle Labs’ Helix Mesh Rider Radio was developed with sponsorship from the US Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and is fully compliant with DIU’s Blue UAS program.  The Helix Mesh Rider Radio makes use of the company’s proprietary multi-band technology to cover a range of licensed radio frequencies often used by groups in the US DoD in a single radio, from M1 to M6.   The radio’s mini-OEM form factor is extremely low-SWaP (size, weight, and power) and boasts FIPS 140-3-certified encryption, both of which are crucial for tactical military missions.    

“PDW is engineering some of the most versatile tactical UAS platforms on the market, so we knew our datalink component needed to be up to the many challenges end-users are bound to put the C100 through,” said Ashish Parikh, VP Business Development for Doodle Labs. “When we say our Helix Mesh Rider Radio is ‘built for global deployment,’ the missions in which the C100 is perfectly suited to excel are exactly what we have in mind. This platform can do it all.”    

The PDW C100 with integrated Doodle Labs Helix Mesh Rider Radio is available for purchase now.   

About PDW 

PDW is a developer of tactical sUAS solutions for the DoD. The PDW flagship C100 provides advanced capabilities of larger group 2 and 3 assets in a man packable rucksack platform, enabling advanced air support capabilities for small units. Ensuring these capabilities proliferate rapidly throughout the DoD will save countless lives, increase the effectiveness of small units and save thousands of dollars by supplementing the need for fixed-wing manned or unmanned air support. 

Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, PDW’s team continues to scale rapidly with a product focus around creating meaningful, operationalized autonomy and advanced missions features designed specifically to advance the tactical capabilities of the US military. For more information, visit   

About Doodle Labs LLC    

Doodle Labs designs and produces industrial-grade wireless networking solutions. The company focuses on mesh networking for robotic systems, providing high throughput, long-range Mesh Rider solutions for UAVs, UGVs, AMRs, connected teams, government/defense, private wireless and other applications. The company’s Helix Mesh Rider Radio was developed with sponsorship from DIU and is the Blue UAS program’s datalink of choice.    

Doodle Labs was founded in 1999 and has offices in the United States and Singapore. For more information, visit    

About Doodle Labs

For over 20 years, Doodle Labs has been at the forefront of developing long-range broadband communication technologies used for deploying private wireless networks. Our products have been used by Fortune 100 companies in the most demanding environments on earth. Doodle Labs’ design philosophy is focused on achieving best-in-class performance while requiring minimal integration effort, thereby allowing customers to go to market faster with better performing products at a lower overall cost.

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