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Drone Maker Swarm Aero Picks U.S. Location for New Manufacturing Center

The location will be designed for high-rate production.

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Swarm Aero, developer of large uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) swarms, has selected Northwest Arkansas as the site for its advanced, high-volume manufacturing of uncrewed aircraft. The company conducted a nationwide search, surveying potential locations in more than 20 states, and chose Northwest Arkansas for its skilled labor force, vibrant community and attractive business environment.

Swarm Aero was founded to provide the U.S. Armed Forces and its allies with defense capabilities to meet requirements for the Pacific Theater. Leveraging artificial intelligence and autonomy, the company's swarming technology provides the U.S. Military with new use cases for UAVs and saves lives.

Northwest Arkansas is critical to the company's mission as the future home of its advanced manufacturing center. Headquartered in Oxnard, CA, Swarm Aero has established an office in Rogers, AR and is working with local community leaders and real estate groups to plan its new production facility. The Arkansas location will be designed for high-rate production, with considerable investment in advanced manufacturing technologies, and at full production will employ a large force of engineers and technicians. 

Swarm Aero was founded in 2022. The team has worked with the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill critical needs and requirements, and has decades of aerospace experience from Scaled Composites, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Airbus, Archer, and others. The team has previously completed billions of dollars in contracts involving DOD, has built software platforms supporting millions of users and employed cutting-edge AI in critical applications.

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