HoverCrane Drones Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract

HoverCrane has been contracted to provide the US Air Force with their autonomous aerial cargo transport vehicle — able to carry 10-50lbs and take-off & land in rough terrain — for tactical evaluation By Abi Wylie / 26 Mar 2024
HoverCrane Drones Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract
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HoverCrane has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide their HoverCrane uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) for evaluation in tactical missions and expeditionary resupply.

Since inception in 2022, HoverCrane has been devoted to developing and building rugged, American-made autonomous aircraft for moving cargo in commercial and military environments.

The HoverCrane is an aerial cargo transport vehicle for moving payloads from 10-50lbs, developed for harsh industrial use cases with the capability to take-off and land in rough terrain. It operates on open, modular systems architecture combined with advanced autonomous features, ideal for a tactical or defense drone

Ken Snoke, HoverCrane’s CEO, said; “A few of these drones can shuttle a lot of material over time with minimal support, all with dramatically reduced risk when compared to larger aircraft.

“It’s not hard to imagine how these can help our soldiers in combat and logistics. We are honored to collaborate with the Air Force as we optimize the HoverCrane for mission success and saving lives.”

Snoke also stated; “Our HoverCrane team is so proud and excited to be working on this program. An easily deployed autonomous aircraft for shuttling supplies has been at the forefront of our development efforts, and we can’t wait to see how this can positively impact our troops. 

“What’s so exciting is that we have immediate usefulness in tactical resupply and rescue missions, and many future applications with continued innovation in AI and battery technology.”

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