Vertex, Hybrid Air partner to deliver Airlander 10 aircraft to DoD

UK-based aerospace company Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd (HAV) has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Vertex Aerospace LLC to deliver missionized Airlander 10 aircraft to the US Department of Defense, the company said.

The two organizations will partner to provide joint proposals to the DoD for fully configured Airlander 10 aircraft.

Vertex´s Aircraft Integration & Sustainment division in Crestview, Florida, will work with Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) to missionize the revolutionary aircraft that provides persistent multi-domain intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, computing and communication capabilities. The Airlander 10 offers these capabilities to meet the challenges of multi-domain operations and a range of special missions.

HAV is a leader in hybrid aircraft technology. Airlander 10 provides a versatile and innovative solution to many of the challenges facing aviation today. HAV´s Chief Executive Tom Grundy said this week at the Defence & Security Equipment International event in London that the two companies share a commitment to delivering affordable, high-quality products that respond to ever-changing mission requirements.

Vertex Aerospace LLC provides high-quality aerospace defense services for rotary and fixed wing aircraft, specializing in maintenance, manufacturing, and logistical solutions for government and private sector customers.

Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited is the company behind the innovative Airlander hybrid aircraft. Airlander can take off and land from virtually any flat surface and offers a powerful combination of flexibility, persistence, payload capacity, and efficiency.