PAE ISR has announced Naval Air System Comman (NAVAIR) has granted Group 3 Interim Flight Clearance for the PAE ISR Resolute Eagle, vertical takeoff and landing configuration, the company said.
PAE ISR was one of four prime awards on the five-year, USD 1.73 billion NAVAIR indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support services for land and maritime-based unmanned aerial systems. The IFC verifies the Resolute Eagle´s airworthiness in accordance with the NAVAIR IDIQ requirements.
The single, reconfigurable aircraft comes in two configurations–standard and vertical takeoff and landing–with a flight endurance of 12 to 18+ hours depending on configuration. It is runway independent and offers the VTOL configuration for deployment and recovery in challenging conditions, including maritime operations.
PAE ISR LLC provides intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions and services to US government agencies, NATO, and other international organizations. As a lead systems integrator and full-service provider for unmanned aerial systems, PAE ISR has significant experience in system integration, test and evaluation, operations and maintenance, logistics, training, deployment support, and leased UAS services.