DoD and Joby broaden partnership in military eVTOL applications
Joby, a leading developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has expanded its partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) in exploring potential applications of next-generation vehicles across all corps of the US military.
Santa Cruz, California-based Joby said its existing relationship with the DoD is being extended through its new association with the US Air Force’s Agility Prime program. Similar to other military research Joby is already involved with, Agility Prime explores ways eVTOL aircraft may be used by forces operating under DoD authority, and speed adoption of those deemed promising. Likely operations include medical evacuation, firefighting, civil and military disaster relief, search and rescue, and humanitarian assistance.
The move deepens Joby’s five-year relationship with defense agencies working under DoD aegis, and will leverage research and technology development already achieved while moving to…