US Air Force expands UAS integration research project

The US Air Force awarded AX Enterprize, a small business enterprise, a USD7,753,015 modification to previously awarded contract FA8750-16-C-0293 for the integration of collaborative low-altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) on 17 July 2019. The contracting authority is the Air Force Research Laboratory – Information Directorate’s Information Grid and Systems Contracting Branch, Rome Research Site, Rome, New York. The objective is to research the needs and challenges of the integration of unmanned aircraft operations in the UAS Traffic Management (UTM) as well as the relevance and impact of UTM on manned and unmanned aircraft operations. Work will be performed at Yorkville, New York, and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2020. The award covers fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funding.

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