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DZYNE Awarded $49M Air Force Contract for Unmanned Aerial System Development

The company's flagship products include the LEAP and ULTRA Long Endurance Aircraft.

The DZYNE Technologies Unmanned Aerial System.
The DZYNE Technologies Unmanned Aerial System.

DZYNE Technologies today announced a $49 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The contract will support the continued research and development of DZYNE's long endurance program, which could provide a lower-cost, military-grade alternative to legacy crewed and uncrewed autonomous aircraft used by the U.S. Military today.

Earlier this month, the developer of uncrewed autonomous defense announced a new manufacturing and R&D facility in Irvine, California. The 125,000-square-foot facility will warehouse DZYNE's growing team of engineers, researchers and manufacturing personnel.

DZYNE's endurance programs have consistently pushed the boundaries of autonomous flight technology. The program has successfully supported ultra-long endurance missions that exceed significant hours of autonomous flight and advanced artificial intelligence command and control integration, offering unparalleled flexibility and adaptability for a variety of demanding military applications.

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Ben Slater, chairman of the DZYNE board, says the company has been a trusted partner of the U.S. government for more than a decade.

DZYNE's flagship products include the LEAP and ULTRA Long Endurance Aircraft (LEA), capable of providing 40+ and 80+ hours of continuous mission endurances, respectively. DZYNE's LEA products have accumulated more than 50,000 operational flight hours.

In addition, DZYNE has partnered with leading DoD research and warfighting organizations to design and deliver an array of advanced ground- and air-launched Group 1-3 UAS in support of various conventional and asymmetric customer mission needs.

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