Volansi, the Silicon Valley-based autonomous drone logistics company and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace national security company, announced a teaming agreement and partnership in support of the Army Future Tactical Unmanned Systems Increment 2 (FTUAS) Program. Volansi’s VTOL aircraft only require a small operational footprint, eliminating the need for runways, catapults, or infrastructure and can operate in challenging terrain and contested environments. Based off Volansi’s design of a commercial unmanned aircraft and SNC’s turnkey Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) integration, the Volansi/SNC Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) platform was recently selected as one of the potential offerings for the U.S. Army FTUAS program for its redundancy and durability.
“We are honored to work with key partner,?Volansi to provide the US Army a?Multi-Domain Operations ready FTUAS solution, blending?the best of commercial innovation with?SNC’s unprecedented turnkey ISR pedigree,” stated SNC’s Executive Vice President, Tim Owings. ?
“We are proud to be a part of this Army effort. Combining the best know-how of highly reputable defense companies, like Sierra Nevada Corporation, with a Silicon Valley-based startup is an innovation formula I encouraged while in government. It unlocks the full potential of the U.S. industrial base for our warfighters,” said Volansi CEO, Will Roper.
SNC is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. SNC is recognized among The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space and was selected as a US Best Managed Company for two consecutive years. For nearly 60 years, SNC has delivered state-of-the-art civil, military and commercial solutions including more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars.
Volansi is a leader in aerial drone logistics services for customers in the defense, commercial, and humanitarian markets. Volansi VTOL aircraft are designed for long endurance, heavy payloads and to perform in challenging environments, providing surveillance as well as essential parts and supplies to the field. To learn more, visit volansi.com or follow us on @volans_i