AirMap to Supply UTM Services to USAF eVTOL Program

By Mike Ball / 25 Sep 2020
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USAF Agility Prime eVTOL aircraft

AirMap has been awarded a Direct to Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to provide unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffic management (UTM) services to the United States Air Force (USAF)’s Agility Prime program, which seeks to develop eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft for commercial purposes. AirMap’s UTM platform will support eVTOL testing in preparation for scaling of advanced air mobility operations.

Agility Prime will leverage unique testing resources and government use cases for distributed logistics and disaster response to mitigate current commercial market and regulatory risks in the development of these vehicles. The air vehicles tested throughout the program will be used for a variety of operations, including shuttling security forces across missile fields as well as search-and-rescue and logistics missions.

Colonel Nathan P. Diller, Director of AFWERX, commented: “Congratulations to AirMap on their recent Small Business Innovation and Research contract award. Thank you for your interest in the Agility Prime topic areas of the AFWERX open solicitation and your work to advance unmanned traffic management technology for eVTOL airspace.”

Larry Berkin, GM of the AirMap Defense Group, stated: “AirMap is proud to partner with the USAF to provide industry-leading UTM services for advanced air mobility operations. We are excited to support all of the Agility Prime participants as they build, test, and bring their eVTOLs to market.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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