‘Thunderdrone’ Battle to Pit Drone-Makers Against Each Other


    Two drones enter: One drone leaves…. with a DOD contract – PB/TK

    ‘Thunderdrone’ Battle to Pit Drone-Makers Against Each Other –  By Oriana Pawlyk / Aug 14 2017

    It’s not just about air shows or conferences anymore for defense aerospace companies.

    Firms are showcasing their goods for U.S. military leaders outside the usual weapons buying process, facing off with one another to prove who has the best platform — and who could win the big contracts.

    “We’re experimenting and innovating, and we’re doing it in new and faster ways,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Aug. 9 during a media day for the service’s “light attack experiment” at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, the most recent opportunity for plane-makers to strut their stuff.

    She also gave a sneak peek into the service’s plans for more rapid acquisition experiments in the future, including an upcoming drone battle dubbed “Thunderdrone.”

    Continue to military.com article: https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/08/14/thunderdrone-battle-to-pit-drone-makers-against-each-other/

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