Target Arm & MIT Announce Air Force Phase 1 STTR Contract for Arsenal Aircraft
Small-business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) titled, Arsenal Aircraft for Persistent Air Dominance with UAV/UCAVs
By: Target Arm Inc.
Jeff McChesney, CEO & Founder said, "I am so excited to be teamed with MIT on this project with their very deep aeronautical engineering and DoD collaboration experience. Not only is our device, called Tular, ideal for ground and maritime drone operations, but it was originally conceived for onboard our military cargo aircraft. I invented Tular to be onboard an arsenal aircraft (C-5/C-17/C-
MIT Innovation Initiative is an integral part of this STTR as we perform feasibility studies, to include computer modeling and gaining a consensus within the Air Force for additional prototyping and fundamental research. The knowledge gained may provide additional insight with other aeronautical robotics programs within the DoD.
MIT Innovation Initiative Executive Director, Gene Keselman added, "We look forward to our relationship with Target Arm in their efforts to solve a very difficult aeronautical problem – repeatedly and reliably launching and recovering drones from another airplane. This is an exciting project that we are proud to have as part of our Dual-use Ventures Incubator."
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 21.1, the Air Force has begun offering 'Special' SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.
Target Arm is an ultra-leading-
About Target Arm
Target Arm Inc. is a Connecticut-
About MIT Innovation Initiative
Founded at MIT (https://web.mit.edu/
Jeffrey A. McChesney