Proud Manufacturers of Blue UAS Framework Components
What the Blue UAS Framework Program?
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
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.
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. In 2023, ModalAI evolved VOXL 2 even further and introduced the VOXL 2 Mini, an 11g autopilot and flight controller with a 42x42mm footprint powered by VOXL 2.