Ascent AeroSystem Spirit on Blue UASAscent AeroSystems Spirit Platform Added to DIU Blue UAS Cleared List

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has announced the addition of Ascent AeroSystems’ Spirit platform to the Blue UAS Cleared List of approved small unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

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This new approval grants any U.S. government customer the ability to purchase and operate a Spirit without the need of any further technical review or approval.

“We’ve been shipping Spirits since 2020, and our customers worldwide have come to appreciate the rugged versatility it delivers,” said Ascent AeroSystems VP of Business Development Paul Fermo. “We’re pleased that government and municipal customers will now be able to get the systems they need with a few mouse clicks.”

The Blue UAS program, formed to offer an all-encompassing vetting process for selected unmanned aerial systems, removes duplicate approval processes across…