19/12/2020

Elroy wins a Phase 3 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with Agility Prime

Elroy Air Expands Partnership with US Air Force to Advance its Chaparral VTOL Platform to Acquisitions – link

Source: sUAS News

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  • Elroy Air, an aerospace and logistics company developing Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aerial cargo systems, announced that it has won a Phase 3 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with Agility Prime, a non-traditional program in the US Air Force seeking to accelerate the commercial market for advanced air mobility vehicles
  • The goals of this new contract are to fund technical demonstrations and performance validations including flights of its next-generation Chaparral aircraft to transition the Chaparral program to acquisitions by the Air Force
  • Unique to Elroy Air’s Chaparral platform is its deployment of specialized systems for cargo, including a hybrid-electric powertrain enabling long range deliveries, and automated cargo-handling for rapid and unattended loading and unloading
  • Elroy Air will be focused on operational test and evaluation (OT&E) of its platform and subsystems. The contract is a Phase III SBIR award, which intends to knock down any remaining barriers to adoption and acquisition of Chaparral for use by the US Air Force
  • The contract also opens a channel for additional US Government business with Elroy Air
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