Wing and Bomb Bay Launched (WBBL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-c-0044
Agency Tracking Number: N051-005-1570
Amount: $1,625,330.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-005
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
West Terminus of Second Street, P.O. Box 360, Essington, PA, 19029
DUNS: 002266609
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Piasecki
 Vice President - Technolo
 (610) 521-5700
Business Contact
 John Piasecki
Title: Vice President - Contract
Phone: (610) 521-5700
Research Institution
The Phase I study completed the preliminary design and mission analysis of an air vehicle responsive to the WBBL UAV requirement for a UAV system capable of being launched from a P-3 aircraft. The follow-on Phase II effort involves the detail design, fabrication, and testing of a “Proof of Concept” WBBL UAV and development of an Air Launch Kit necessary to demonstrate the key elements of the WBBL UAV concept. A Final Report will be submitted summarizing the accomplishments in Phase II and defining the follow on program to develop an operational WBBL UAV. Anticipated Benefits/Potential Commercial Applications of the Research and Development If successfully developed for use by Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft, the WBBL UAV system would be applicable to the P-3C, its follow-on Multi-purpose Maritime Aircraft (P-8), F-18, MH-60R/S, E-2, and C-130J. Commercial applications would involve other Government agencies, including the Air Force, Special Operations Command, CIA, and Department of Homeland Security (Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Customs, and DEA). List a maximum of 8 Key Words that describe the Project Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV), Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Maritime Operations, Mission Planning, Flight Control Systems, Littoral Warfare

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