Manned-Unmanned Teaming

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: 140D04-19-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: F183-001-1389
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-001
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-31
Small Business Information
12 Fisher Lane, Ridgefield, CT, 06877
DUNS: 080650718
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey McChesney
 (203) 434-5866
 jmcchesney@targetarm.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey McChesney
Phone: (203) 434-5866
Email: jmcchesney@targetarm.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
TALON is the world's first, and only, universal launch and recovery platform for both rotary and fixed wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), of variable sizes, on the move. TALON creates a new warfighting capability by enabling combat deployment of UAVs from and between any of the Services massive inventory of maneuvering vehicles (tanks, Humvees, planes, helicopters, trucks, war-ships, etc.)a true Joint capability, cross-Service, cross-domain, cross-vehicle. Any TALON can operate with any UAV if it fits in the breech. The result is revolutionary, asymmetric and disruptive warfare. And it is dual use commercially for the global supply chain, enabling package delivery while on the move from delivery vehicles.TALON uses simple, known technology components combined into a patented, pin array solution that launches, recovers and stores UAVs with the same breech. Using two counter-opposed pin arrays, TALON launches and recovers each UAV inflight. Its scalable, modular design allows the same system to fit on large or small vehicles. With autonomous precision navigation, a single operator can seamlessly launch, recover and stow multiple, mixed loads of UAVs, in a hands-free manner; including rapid rearming, recharging, and changing payloads all while on the move.

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