Vanilla Aircraft Becomes Vanilla Unmanned | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-11-12-18

Airborne Unmanned-11-13-18

Airborne Unlimited-11.14.18

AMA Drone Report-11.15.18

Airborne Unlimited-11.09.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-11-12-18

Airborne Unmanned-11-13-18

Airborne Unlimited-11.14.18

AMA Drone Report-11.15.18

Airborne Unlimited-11.09.18

Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Vanilla Aircraft Becomes Vanilla Unmanned

Result Of A Newly-Announced Joint Venture With Platform Aerospace And An Unnamed Partner

Platform Aerospace, which provides rapid aircraft and drone prototyping, modification, and systems integration, has established a joint venture with an unnamed partner to acquire substantially all the assets of Vanilla Aircraft, which designed and built the VA001 ultra-endurance UAS (pictured).

The joint venture, named Vanilla Unmanned, will leverage Platform Aerospace’s prototyping and integration experience and the partner’s experience with aerospace and defense electronics to further develop the record-setting VA001, “creating a disruptive persistent aerial solution for both military and commercial applications,” the new company says.

The VA001 is a Group 3 UAS intended to be payload and mission agnostic, or “vanilla.” It’s capable for flying continuously for up to 10 days, providing persistent surveillance and reconnaissance. It was also the first winner of the AUVSI “Startup Showdown” in New Orleans in 2016, beating out 14 other competitors to take the top prize.

"Vanilla Unmanned is excited to continue innovating our UAS to support current and emerging operational requirements. The combined capabilities of Platform and partner will accelerate integration of best-in-class sensors and payloads and significantly reduce the cost and risk of transition to full-rate production,” says Rear Adm. Timothy Heely (USN-ret), president of Vanilla Unmanned and former AUVSI board member.

David Miller, vice president of the new Vanilla Unmanned, says, “We understand the disruptive potential of this UAS. With land-based and offshore marine traffic growing and manned assets being tasked at ever increasing levels, Vanilla Unmanned will bring a cost effective, persistent capability to our nation's defense at exactly the right time.”

(Source: AUVSI. Image from file)

FMI: platformaerospace.com

Advertisement

More News

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gi>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.06.18: Autonomous Sikorsky, Trusted Operator, Northwest UAV

Also: Drones Deliver Vaccines, High-Resolution Forecasts, Microsoft Azure, Propeller Aero And DJI U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted hel>[...]

AMA Drone Report 11.08.18: FAI Championships, Drone Controller, Vaccines By Air

Also: Mavic 2 Pro Eval Starts, DJI Expands, FlightSafety Test Prep, What’s A ‘Hover 2?’ Imagine being a 15-year-old drone racer from Australia... and now imagine >[...]

Airborne 11.12.18: Hawkins OUT of Icon, Hoversurf = Ultralight, $$$ USAF Mugs

Also: SimCom TBM910 FTD, JAL Pilot Arrested, New Contract For 15 E175s, Aero-TV: DeltaHawk Diesel The other shoe has dropped... Kirk Hawkins, the driving force behind the Icon Airc>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.13.18: Parrot AG Solution, Kratos Expands, Precisionhawk

Also: ERAU Certified, AeroVironment Award, International Brain-Drone Race, Relmatech's Direct Broadcast Platform European drone group Parrot has introduced Bluegrass Fields, an end>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC