San Antonio-based autonomous uncrewed systems developer Darkhive has been awarded a $1 million contract from the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E).
Under the contract, Darkhive will enhance the capabilities of its small autonomous drones in support of Department of Defense (DoD) strategic initiatives.
“We’re really excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Innovation and Modernization team at OUSD,” said John Goodson, Darkhive CEO. “They provide really phenomenal programs and resources for small businesses like ours to build, test, and evaluate our products in relevant field operations environments.”
Founded in 2021, Darkhive has placed an emphasis on developing affordable, US-manufactured uncrewed systems with open hardware and software interfaces to provide life-saving situational awareness at home and abroad.
Darkhive has previously been awarded a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research IDIQ with AFWERX Autonomy Prime and an OTA contract with the Defense Innovation Unit National Security Innovation Capital.