Altavian to develop new UAS prototype
Altavian has received a contract from the US Army to develop a new military UAS prototype, the company announced on 25 April.
The Short Range Reconnaissance Prototype (SRR) contract is part of the army's effort to field a next generation UAS with advanced situational awareness capabilities. It will weigh less than 5lb and will be able to be flown by a single operator.
The SRR programme intends to augment the existing fleet of small UAS currently deployed by the army in short range and urban environments. The effort is being led by the Defense Innovation Unit, working with PEO Aviation.
Thomas Rambo, chief operating officer and cofounder of Altavian, said: ‘This contract is a strategic win for Altavian and the entire US drone manufacturing base. The defence sector is actively seeking leading edge technology solutions developed by small, agile and innovative companies that are competitive in a global market. We are pleased that we were selected to participate.’
The contract will continue through 2020.
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