AFWERX Awards Asylon $1.2M Contract

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

AFWERX has awarded automated robotic security leader Asylon Robotics Inc. a $1.2M Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for the transition of its DroneCore platform from a fixed position to mobile asset, in addition to implementing ruggedization capabilities for operation within maritime environments.

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Asylon will assist Patrick Space Force Base 45th Security Forces Squadron through the announcement of the development of DroneCore Tactical for deployment on long-range mobile ISR missions. DroneCore Tactical will make use of a roll-on and roll-off universal vehicle robotic automation kit, enabling non-technical users to remotely launch and pilot a drone from a variety of trucks. The system will employ Asylon’s battery swapping technology for the execution of continuous ISR missions, with operational flight times of over 50 minutes per…