VTOL platform advanced by Sierra Nevada Corp. at AUSA 2022News
October 11, 2022
AUSA 2022 ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION -- Washington, D.C. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced at this week's AUSA trade show its acquisition of the assets and intellectual property related to the Voly-50 and Voly-T series of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which had been produced previously by Volansi.
According to the SNC announcement, the Voly-50 and Voly-T series of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAVs offer open architecture; sensor integration; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities that are aimed at use in multi-domain operations. Using the Voly-50 series design as the foundation, SNC’s VTOL offering has a small operational footprint and can easily operate in difficult terrain and contested spaces for tactical resupply missions; it can also handle heavy payloads and is equipped with a turnkey ISR system.
SNC also leverages the expertise of its subsidiary, Kutta Technologies Inc., to add safety-critical unmanned systems software, enabling the redundancy and durability required to complete even the toughest DOD missions by ensuring DO-178 compliance and adherence to interoperability standards.