16/02/2021

Autonomous Cargo Delivery UAS Selected by US Air Force

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Source: UST

Autonomous Cargo Delivery UAS Selected by US Air Force
  • Silent Arrow has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) to scale down its GD-2000 cargo delivery UAS for compatibility with CV-22 Osprey aircraft cargo ramps and smaller fixed-wing side-door deployments
  • The contract will be executed in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) with funding from AFWERX
  • The Silent Arrow GD-2000 is a disposable unmanned glider with a cargo carrying capacity of over 1600 lbs and a spring-loaded wing design for easy transport
  • Following this contract, the system will be procurable on a sole-source basis by the United States government for special operations and tactical resupply as well as humanitarian aid and disaster relief
  • The system, featuring tightly integrated packaging with a patented spring-deployed wing system transported inside the fuselage, a 1,600-pound payload capacity, and 40-mile standoff distance, has already been utilised by U.S. and foreign customers and is currently being delivered to directly serve heavy-payload, autonomous cargo resupply needs throughout the world
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