Stars and Stripes stripes.com 09 Jan, 2021 22:30 am

Calif. company bids to develop aerial war drones for military's Skyborg program

Calif. company bids to develop aerial war drones for military's Skyborg program
Volansi, a technology company that builds winged drones, is competing with 17 other companies including aircraft behemoths Boeing and Lockheed Martin for a slice of a $400 million pie to manufacture drone and drone part prototypes.

company bids to develop aerial war drones for military's Skyborg program A Skyborg conceptual design for a low-cost unmanned combat aerial vehicle.Air Force decides which companies to award millions of dollars to so they can develop a fleet of assorted AI-equipped drone fighter planes for its hush-hush Skyborg program.But a policy paper developed by the Mitchell Institute — an independent research firm that promotes aerospace solutions — describes the Skyborg program as a means to "deploy a modular, fighter-like aircraft" to support U.The Skyborg program will boost the United States' weapons effort to the same level as China and Russia's, countries that the authors describe as actively supplying North Korea and Iran with missiles.

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY ARTWORK (Tribune News Service) — A Concord startup is hoping the Force will be with it when the U.Volansi, a technology company that builds winged drones at its Buchanan Field Airport location, is competing with 17 other companies including aircraft behemoths Boeing and Lockheed Martin for a slice of the Air Force's $400 million pie to manufacture drone and drone part prototypes.

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