DIU’s Blue sUAS revision broadens use of four drone platforms
The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has updated its Blue sUAS list of drones meeting standards to qualify for use by US forces and government agencies, clearing Ascent Aerosystem’s Sprint line of coaxial UAVs, the WingtraOne, and two other craft for broader deployment.
The DIU’s revision is part of an ongoing evaluation and vetting process under which candidate drone platforms are considered for approval, while those that have attained that can be added to the Blue UAS Cleared List for broader use by military forces and US agencies. In this weeks’s update of its Blue sUAS 2.0 roster, the DIU recognized Ascent’s Sprint, the WingtraOne, AgEagle affiliate senseFly’s eBee Tac, and Freefly System’s Alta has having passed security reviews, National Defense Authorization Act compliance checks, and Department of Defense requirements for nearly unrestricted official deployment.
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