Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has announced it has partnered with DZYNE Technologies Incorporated to complete a two-hour initial flight of ROBOpilot, a robotic pilot unmanned conversion program, the AFRL said.
This flight test was conducted at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.
The flight is a testament to AFRL´s ability to rapidly innovate technology from concept to application in a safe build up approach while still maintaining low cost and short timelines.
AFRL developed the system using a Direct to Phase II SBIR contract. During the past year, AFRL and DZYNE designed, built and tested ROBOpilot.
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force.