BlueHalo has been awarded an initial $14 million contract for the development of a HIVE small unmanned aircraft system architecture by the U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office.
Under the contract, BlueHalo will provide the Army with a transformational sUAS autonomous swarming capability not currently available to the warfighter. The company will also deliver artificial intelligence and machine learning swarm logic capabilities, communications systems and evolving technologies within an operationally driven system-of-systems framework.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with LTG L. Neil Thurgood and RCCTO to deliver transformative warfighter capabilities in the form of sUAS,” said CEO Jonathan Moneymaker.
“Our customers continue to turn to BlueHalo to achieve what has never been done before and HIVE is another excellent example of utilizing BlueHalo’s capabilities to do just that,” he added. “I am incredibly proud of the team’s success and am excited about how we continue to redefine what is possible through inspired engineering.”
The HIVE of sUAS platforms is intended to provide the warfighter with improved mission efficiency, sensor performance and a reduction in cognitive workload.
“We are extremely excited to help RCCTO and the Army realize this new, transformational capability,” said Jimmy Jenkins, president and general manager of BlueHalo’s defense systems sector. “We are fully committed to ensuring we deliver this solution to the warfighter in the very near future.”