Unmanned technology maker Edge Autonomy has struck a deal with the U.S. Army to build and deploy unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Company, based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., said Monday that the new collaboration will continue a nearly 25-year history of equipping the U.S. Department of Defense and NATO allies with unmanned aerial systems.
“We are committed to advancing unmanned capabilities and supporting the Army in its effort to solve complex national security problems,” asserted Joshua Stinson, chief growth officer of Edge Autonomy in his interview with ExecutiveGov. He also added that the effort is a testament to the company’s interests to Help America and its constituents abroad protect themselves from bad actors and threats.
The Army ordered Penguin B and C drones from Edge Autonomy. The former is semi-integrated and can be customized according to customer needs, while the latter is a fully-integrated, turnkey machine that can fly continuously for 20 hours.
As a result of the deal, the service division hopes to keep up and outperform its rivals as autonomous technology advances.