AFRL "Bird-Sized" UAV Project
Theiss Aviation, Inc. has been awarded a contract to assist the Air Force Research Laboratories
in achieving their near-term small UAV goals. By 2015, AFRL intends to demonstrate a biomimetic
bird-sized UAV platform with the capability of sensing weapons of mass destruction, and
semi-autonomous operations for a week.
Theiss Aviation's "Nature Inspired Reconnaissance Vehicle" (NIRV) line of UAVs will provide a baseline platform that will be used by AFRL Air Vehicles Directorate as a test bed for evaluating future UAV technologies. Theiss Aviation, Inc. will provide engineering, fabrication, and testing support, as well as hardware for this project.