Mission driven innovation

About Blackbridge Defense

Relentless pursuit of mission driven innovation

About Blackbridge Defense

Our Story

Blackbridge Defense was founded in 2014 to create quick release technologies for the battlefield. Our team consists of a group of SOF veterans who have deployed all over the globe and bared witness to countless capability gaps while on patrols, conducting ISR, and navigating deadly foreign waters.

There are countless mission sets that rely on speed and efficiency, which is why our mission is to design, develop and implement mission driven technologies for current and future warfighter problems.

We are an SDVOSB, ITAR compliant, and utilize manufacturing with ISO certifications. All products, development, and manufacturing are solely US based.

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Our Team

David Burnett—President and Founder

After six years of military service, David began inventing technologies to fill capability gaps he discovered over multiple deployments in support of OEF. He founded Blackbridge Defense after honorable discharge in 2014, with an idea to better aid operators during HAF (Helicopter Assault Force) infil and exfil operations. He has been innovating directly with DoD, Federal, and State teams ever since.

Patrick Stoever—VP of Engineering

Patrick is our lead engineer and the brains behind implementing any user requested design changes in an efficient and timely manner. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering. Over the last ten years he has worked for a Solar power and electric car company start up. He understands the manufacturing process and how his mechanical designs will correlate with the manufacturing process of new products.

Alyssa Sudermann—Brand Manager

Alyssa has been in contracting with various state, federal, and VSOs over the last 21 years. She has been instrumental in supporting multiple social media marketing strategies for some of the top firms in their industries. Her role at Blackbridge Defense has had a significant impact on our exposure, network, and strategy.

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Some of the Groups We serve

Army Marine Navy US Air Force Australian MOD
Blackbridge Defense Innovative Solutions to battlefield needs


We've earned several patents for our innovative solutions to real-world battlefield issues. As veterans we understand how critical it is to work with a manufacturer who understands your issue and can deliver a product that meets or exceeds expectations.

Needs Analysis & Product Engineering

A field experienced representative works with you to create a solution that is effective and efficient under the most stressful circumstances. That includes drawings and renderings to clearly define the scope of the solution.

Stress Testing

Once we've defined a solution we create a prototype that we test in-house and then with you. The goal is to make certain the solution can hold up under the most stressful situations.

Quality Assurance

All of our products are designed, engineered and manufactured in the US. Final assembly is done in-house to guarantee quality. Nothing goes out the door that doesn't pass rigorous inspection.


US SOCOM - Department of DefenseThe impact of Blackbridge Defense, will fill current operational gaps and integrate well within our Operational Detachment Alpha’s (ODAs). The Shadow Mount is designed specifically for U.S. Special Operations Soldiers and is viable for a variety of other DOD, National and State elements."


US Air ForceLightest and most functionally proficient weapon mount we have utilized for the M240 and M249 weapon systems."