USAF Opts for Autonomous Technology Supplier in Combat Aircraft Program 

Anduril will provide production-representative Collaborative Combat Aircrafts (CCAs) as part of the United States Air Force CCA program, aiming to transform U.S. and allied defense capabilities By William Mackenzie / 01 May 2024
USAF Opts for Autonomous Technology Supplier in Combat Aircraft Program
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The United States Air Force has selected American defense technology company Anduril as one of two vendors to move forward on the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) program.

Specialists in the production of autonomous systems, counter drone systems and extra-large autonomous underwater vehicles, Anduril will design, manufacture, and test production-representative CCAs as part of the agreement. 

Anduril assert that it is committed to transforming U.S. and allied defense capabilities by combining modern software expertise with a rapid and differentiated approach to hardware development and manufacturing.

Autonomy and affordable mass have been central tenets of Anduril’s approach since the company’s founding in 2017. The company state that it has proven it can deliver highly-performant, next-generation, software-defined capabilities on a timeline and scale that matters. 

Brian Schimpf, Anduril CEO and Co-Founder, commented; “There is no time to waste on business as usual. With the CCA program, Secretary Kendall and the Air Force have embraced a fast-moving, forward-looking approach to field autonomous systems at speed and scale.

“We are honored to be selected for this unprecedented opportunity, which signals a demand for continued expansion of the defense industrial base. Anduril is proud to pave the way for other non-traditional defense companies to compete and deliver on large scale programs.”

Jason Levin, Senior Vice President of Anduril’s Air Dominance & Strike Division, added; “Anduril’s work on this program is just beginning. U.S. and allied success in the future requires CCAs to be delivered at a speed, cost, and scale to beat the pacing threat. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the U.S. Air Force to deliver this critical capability to our Airmen as quickly as possible.”

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