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Group 2 (<55lbs) Unmanned Aerial System for Special Operations Forces Tactical-Level Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-17-P-0004
Agency Tracking Number: S172-005-0127
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM172-005
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-10-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-05-07
Small Business Information
20 Bannut Court SW
Huntsville, AL 35824
United States
DUNS: 079574298
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Tony Davila
 (256) 527-7137
Business Contact
 Knight Technical Solutions, LLC
Phone: (256) 527-7137
Research Institution

The proposed Group 2 UAS is a long endurance fixed wing aircraft, a secure communications system and a portable ground station. The light weight aircraft features a high aspect ratio wing and is powered by an electric ducted fan for maximum efficiency. The modular aircraft system is one man portable and designed to be packed out on a molle backpack configuration. The conceptual airframe design lends itself to mimicking indigenous large birds of prey that would be present in most major theaters of operation to provide reduced visual signature in support of Operational Preparation of Environment and Advanced Force Operation. Aero modeling demonstrates the viability of the conceptual airframe. The aircraft supports modular wings, organic EO/IR sensors, modular interchangeable payload modules, exchangeable high efficiency batteries and a highly integrated avionics system with an anti-handling capability.

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