Navy TRUAS Challenge Winners Announced

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SURVICE Engineering with their TRV-150 system took first place in the Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems prize challenge fly-off competition Jan. 27-31 at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ (U.S. Navy photo by Kristine Wilcox).
SURVICE Engineering with their TRV-150 system took first place in the Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems prize challenge fly-off competition Jan. 27-31 at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ (U.S. Navy photo by Kristine Wilcox).

May 27, 2020 | Originally published by IMPAX on February 18, 2020

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD – The Department of the Navy successfully completed a tactical resupply unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fly-off competition January 27-31 at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ, to evaluate existing small UAS and their autonomous aerial delivery capability for the Marine Corps.

Six vendors competed for first, second, and third place based on a series of criteria and operational flights. SURVICE Engineering will receive $100,000 for first place; Chartis Federal will receive $75,000 for second; and Autonodyne will take home $50,000. Other participants included AirBuoyant, Bell Textron, and Pacific Aerospace Consulting.

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