Target Arm Awarded Phase I, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – US Army Stryker
Award is to research and develop the attachment apparatus for autonomous, universal, launch and recovery of drones from moving Stryker Interim Armored Vehicles (IAVs).
By: Target Arm Inc.
In particular, through the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and their AFWERX innovation organization, Target Arm was awarded this Joint Open Topic Phase I on behalf of the US Army.
AFRL and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in SBIR 18.2, and now in 20.1, the Air Force has begun offering 'Special' SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.
Target Arm's Tular device enables rotary and fixed wing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)/drones to be launched and recovered from any moving vehicle, and even during windy conditions.
"This Phase I further strengthens our vision for Tular: to transform every echelon of the maneuvering force to have its own organic UAS support for ISR or kinetic use across the entire battlespace, air, land or at sea. Our goal now is to gain additional US Army and US Marine Corps support for UAS on-the-move,"
Target Arm LLC is a Connecticut-