The 60th AMW is currently exploring a scaling effort to utilize sUAS to assist maintainers in executing historically high-risk maintenance activities such as T-Tail inspections on large mobility aircraft.
The 60th SFS is working with an AFWERX SBIR company in testing and developing a prototype autonomous aerial monitoring system to deliver advanced perimeter security and situational awareness using autonomous self-deployed drones. Currently they have 3 autonomous and 2 tethered units in production use.
Small UAS tactics, techniques and procedures are not keeping pace with innovation, the demand for capability, or the growing threats emerging from malignant actors. The massive proliferation of extreme-low-cost and autonomous aviation technologies, commonly referred to as sUAS or “drones,” creates a paradigm shift in the way global mobility operations are conducted. We are working on staying ahead of the wave!
Click the "View the sUAS Knowledge Base" button above to find contact information, best practices, and existing contracts. Once you are ready, feel free to contact one of the team members there to get going!
Before you start a new SBIR, we highly recommend that you try to team up to scale an existing effort that has proven success & that has a passionate government POC. You can find these efforts from the View the sUAS Knowledge Base button above! If you want to keep looking at other options, checkout the AFWERX SBIR page and the AFWERX SBIR Companies list, search for companies with keywords containing "Unmanned Aerial Systems," and feel to reachout to any of them. When you feel like you are ready to move forward, come by during the Phoenix Spark walk-in hours on Fridays afteroons & we can talk next steps!