USAF Issues Contract for Autonomous Systems Advancement

The Target Arm and the United States Air Force (USAF) collaboration not only signifies a strategic alignment in technological innovation but also reaffirms the company's commitment to advancing the forefront of robotics for the improvement of national security By Joseph Macey / 21 May 2024
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The United States Air Force, through AFWERX, has awarded Target Arm a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 contract. 

Entitled, “Enhancing Air Force Autonomous Systems with Sensor Fusion Engine (SFE) for Greater Precision, Efficiency, and Extended Operational Range,” this contract signifies a major stride in advancing aerial autonomy capabilities.

At the heart of this endeavor lies Target Arm’s Sensor Fusion Engine, which also includes the Tular device for seamless drone launch and recovery on-the-move, the Wrap-Around Flight Controller, and the Maestro Mission Controller.

This collaboration between Target Arm and the United States Air Force not only signifies a strategic alignment in technological innovation but also reaffirms the company’s commitment to advancing the forefront of robotics for the betterment of national security.

Jeff McChesney, CEO of Target Arm, said; “The Department of Defense and numerous commercial entities are increasingly recognizing the unparalleled precision and localization capabilities offered by our Sensor Fusion Engine. With sub-millimeter accuracy, our SFE addresses a critical need within the drone industry, empowering military and commercial users alike to precisely track their drones relative to their surroundings

“We are witnessing remarkable interest across various sectors, particularly with Air-Air Refueling, where our SFE is poised to help revolutionize autonomous drone operations.”

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