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Anduril’s Ghost Approved for the Blue UAS Cleared List

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Anduril’s Ghost Approved for the Blue UAS Cleared List

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Anduril’s Ghost Approved for the Blue UAS Cleared List
Anduril’s Ghost Approved for the Blue UAS Cleared List

Anduril’s Ghost family of modular, multi-mission small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS) has been added to the Defense Innovation Unit’s Blue UAS Cleared List. The certification follows a rigorous and comprehensive vetting process that validated both Ghost and Ghost-X variants as cyber-secure, NDAA-compliant, and available for government purchase with the Authority to Operate (ATO) both variants. Ghost is Anduril’s autonomous sUAS, built to provide reconnaissance and targeting, electronic warfare, network extension, and effects close to the tactical edge.

The system leverages Anduril’s Lattice software operating system to automate mission planning, airspace management, and flight operations to reduce operator load and training burdens. The Ghost platform’s rail-centric design enables rapid evolution in response to dynamic operating conditions. Embodying this vision, Anduril unveiled Ghost-X last year, an expanded capability variant that achieves greater multi-payload capacity, endurance, and operating range in spectrum contested environments. In concert with government and industry partners, Anduril continues to enhance Ghost’s payload options, contested environment capabilities, and open extensible software.

Ghost modular, multi-mission small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS)
Ghost modular, multi-mission small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS). (Photo by Anduril)

“Anduril is proud to have Ghost and Ghost-X join the Blue UAS Cleared List. We continue to iterate and build upon Ghost’s flexible core design architecture, incorporating feedback from a wide variety of operating theaters. The Blue UAS certification enables us to deliver these capabilities to our national security partners with greater speed and security. We are grateful to the Defense Innovation Unit, AFWERX and its innovative Proving Ground program, and Dark Wolf for their support in achieving this certification,” said Alex Chang, Ghost General Manager at Anduril.

In parallel, Anduril is investing in manufacturing and production capabilities to provide this solution to warfighters at scale in relevant timelines. As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 370 military, civilian and contractor personnel at five hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed over 6,100 new contracts worth more than $4 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability.

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