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What the Blue UAS Framework Program?

You have likely heard of the Blue sUAS program designed to deliver small, highly capable, trusted, maneuverable VTOL sUAS to the U.S. government, but did you know there is a similar effort to bring those capabilities at the component level?

The Blue UAS Framework program addresses NDAA '20 Section 848 compliance by partnering with industry to deliver sUAS components that will help the Department of Defense (DoD) achieve:

  • Greater levels of fielded autonomy to DoD sUAS programs
  • A competitive, healthy, sustainable, trusted sUAS components industry
  • Increased commonality of enabling sUAS components to reduce development time and costs
  • Stay 1-2 years ahead of DoD need by testing forward-looking technologies on trusted platforms with relevant programs and end users in the loop

In 2022, ModalAI unveiled the next generation VOXL® 2 as part of the Blue UAS Framework 2.0 program. VOXL 2 advances the first generation VOXL with a powerful QRB5165 processor that achieves 15+ TOPS, and is 5G compatible.

Blue UAS Framework Components


How does ModalAI® contribute to the Blue UAS Framework?

We are proud to work alongside the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to develop assembled in the USA, autonomous flight controllers like the VOXL


Flight and Flight Core


for their various projects. In 2020, we received a $3 million award from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to advance Blue sUAS autopilots assembled in the USA.

ModalAI Ecosystem

ModalAI develops high performing, low SWAP-C components such as our Flight Core flight controller, VOXL companion computer, and open VOXL software stack. Our newest VOXL 2, a 16 gram single-board PCB with on-board flight control, autonomy and 15TOPS AI, is the second generation Blue UAS Framework autopilot developed in collaboration with the DIU and is NDAA '20 Section 848 Compliant. 

First Generation Blue UAS Framework Autopilots

ModalAI Blue UAS Framework Components​

VOXLⓇ 2 - Blue UAS Framework 2.0 Autopilot

Sentinel - VOXLⓇ 2 Development Drone

From $1199.99 From $3599

VOXL m500 - Development Drone for PX4 GPS-Denied Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance

VOXLⓇ - PX4 Autonomy and Obstacle Avoidance


VOXL FlightⓇ - PX4 Autonomy Computer and Flight Controller in one

VOXL Flight Deck - Mount and Fly Autonomously,  Assembled Obstacle Avoidance Kit


VOXL Cellular LTE and USB hub add-on

Microhard pDDL Carrier USB Dongle


Flight CoreⓇ v2 - PX4 Drone Flight Controller

VOXL ESC v2 4-in-1 Digital I/O UART Communications


Other Blue UAS Framework components

Data Links

Doodle Labs Smart Radio

Camera Payloads

FLIR Hadron

NextVision DragonEye

Ground Control Station

AirMap AirBoss


Ready to be NDAA '20 Section 848 Compliant? 

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