Inspired Flight Technologies has confirmed that it has received Blue sUAS 2.0 clearance from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) for its medium-lift IF750 quadcopter and heavy-lift IF1200 hexacopter. The Blue sUAS Program is a United States Department of Defense-led effort to certify aircraft from US manufacturers for compliance with all supply chain and cybersecurity requirements surrounding the use of UAS by military operators. DOD and other government customers can now purchase Inspired Flight products directly from the GSA (General Services Administration) schedule without need for further approvals.
The IF750 is a compact, versatile electric quadcopter designed for third party sensor integration. Its quick-deploying and commercially transportable design provides a simple and repeatable workflow for the operator in the field. Ease of maintenance and user-repairability is a key component that minimizes operator downtime.
The IF1200 is a ruggedized, electric heavy-lift hexacopter designed to adapt to a specific requirement set. Minimal vibration and a compact footprint allow the IF1200 to integrate with any third-party payload such as LiDAR, radiation detection sensors, gimbaled EO/IR sensors, and delivery capabilities.
Inspired Flight’s aircraft are designed to tackle complex and high-value commercial and government applications. The company’s focus on critical infrastructure and public safety verticals means that its technology is used in life-saving and mission-critical ecosystems across North America. With customers spanning the energy utility, infrastructure, first responder, and government space, Inspired Flight is building towards its purpose statement of “Conserving resources, creating jobs, and saving lives by leading the American small unmanned aerial systems industry.”
Rick Stollmeyer, CEO of Inspired Flight, commented: “This milestone will enable Inspired Flight to scale its DOD customer base and further establishes this company as a leader in the American UAS manufacturing industry.”