The 15 sUAS being vetted and evaluated through DIU's Blue UAS On-Ramp.

Autonomy Portfolio

Blue sUAS 2.0

About the Project

Blue sUAS 2.0 expands the variety and capabilities of DIU vetted drones to provide DoD users  compliant, secure sUAS.  These systems were selected to include a variety of sizes, capabilities, price points, and flight modalities.  Each system has undergone a cyber vulnerability assessment in accordance with the Risk Management Framework, is issued an associated Authority to Operate by DIU, and a FY20 Section 848 NDAA compliance check.  Additionally, we are introducing the systems to the service level airworthiness organizations to accelerate approvals.

This effort also proves out a repeatable administrative onboarding process called “Blue UAS On-Ramp” designed to reduce barriers to entry for commercial sUAS and create a more permissive acquisition process for DoD customers.  More systems will  be added to the roster soon.

senseFly

eBee TAC

The eBee TAC is a fixed wing mapping and imagery collection UAS that operates in remote environments to provide high-accuracy maps for rapid analysis and decision making. This solution can be operated and carried by one person in a backpack, is easily transported and maintained without requiring external support and the data gathered is sharable locally.

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Available Swappable Payloads:

  • senseFly S.O.D.A 3D

  • senseFly S.O.D.A

  • senseFly Aeria X

  • senseFly Duet T

  • MicaSense RedEdge MX

  • Payload capacity up to 300g

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Vehicle Weight: 1.6 kg

  • Deployment time: 3 minutes

  • Up to 90 minutes flight time

  • 540 acres to 1,235 acres mission coverage at 400 feet altitude

  • Radio Silent mode

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eBee TAC in the field

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Freefly Systems

Alta X

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Alta X is an all-electric heavy lift quadcopter that can be custom configured to support a variety of mission requirements. The Alta-X folds down to half its deployed size in under twenty seconds, and is able to accommodate a multitude of integrated sensors and third party payloads such as gimbaled EO/IR, mapping, LiDAR, and drop/delivery capabilities.

Available Payloads:

  • Additional capacity for 35lb payload

  • 12.5lb payload limitation for 55lb MGTOW

  • Modular payload mounting system

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Endurance: 50 min

  • Range: limited by RFD-900x

  • Max Altitude: 10,000 feet

  • All weather

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Alta X

Alta X Mount

Ascent Aerosystems

Spirit

The Spirit is a compact, all-weather, coaxial UAV. Spirit is specifically designed to operate in the harshest environments, including heavy rain, snow, and high wind.  The system is modular, allowing various battery and sensor configurations, with an open-source software stack and Payload Development Kit to encourage custom payload integrations. 

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Available Payloads:

  • NextVision Nighthawk2-UZ

  • NextVision Nighthawk2-V

  • NextVision Dragoneye2

  • Spirit Payload Development Kit

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Vehicle Weight: 4.1 lbs.

  • Max available payload: 6.5 lbs.

  • Environmental Hardening: IP56

  • Endurance: 53 min

  • Max Airspeed: >60 mph

Ascent Spirit with Legs

Ascent Double

CXBC-01 NB

Wingtra

WingtraOne

Wingtra One Column

WingtraOne is a fixed-wing mapping drone that delivers consistent, high-quality survey data. Its unique tail sitting design provides a simplified workflow and reliable performance in high winds. The WingtraOne has multiple modular nadir facing payloads that support a variety of mapping missions.

Available Payloads:

  • Sony RX1RII

  • Sony Alpha 6100

  • Sony Alpha 6100 oblique

  • MicaSense RedEdge-MX

  • MicaSense Altum

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Vehicle Weight: 4.5 kg

  • Endurance: 59 minutes

  • Coverage: 520 acres at 400 ft AGL

  • Absolute horizontal accuracy down to 0.39 in with PPK

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Blue Halo

Intense Eye V2

The Intense Eye Version 2 (IEV2) is a 750mm quad copter designed with a payload capacity of up to 4lbs.  IEV2 features a slim folding design, easy rail mounting system for payloads, and an open-source flight controller architecture that allow users to easily customize the UAS to suit their program needs. 

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Available Payloads:

  • Payload Mount: Picatinny Rail

  • Additional capacity for 4lbs payload

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Range: 10km

  • Endurance: 34 minutes

  • MGTOW: 13.2 lbs

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Inspired Flight

IF750

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The IF750 is a compact, versatile electric quadcopter designed for third party sensor integration. Its quick deploying and commercially transportable design provides a simple and repeatable workflow for the operator in the field. Ease of maintenance and user-repairability is a key component that minimizes operator downtime.

Available Payloads:

  • Additional capacity for 4.6lb payload

  • <20lb MGTOW with max payload

  • Universal mounting & payload interface

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Max Endurance: 36 min

  • Radio Range: 10 km

  • Max Airspeed: 40mph

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Inspired Flight

IF1200

The IF1200 is a ruggedized, electric heavy-lift hexacopter designed to adapt to a specific requirement set. Minimal vibration and a compact footprint allow the IF1200 to integrate with any third party payload such as LiDAR, radiation detection sensors, gimbaled EO/IR sensors, and delivery capabilities.

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Available Payloads:

  • Additional capacity for 19lb payload

  • <55lbs MGTOW with max payload

  • Universal mounting & payload interface

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Max Endurance: 25 min

  • Range: 10 km

  • Max Airspeed: 49 mph

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Easy Aerial

Osprey

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The Osprey is a durable carbon and composite drone with slightly overlapping propellers that create a relatively compact form factor. The hex configuration and quick-release hard points make the airframe ideal for carrying a variety of large payloads or cargo. 

Available Payloads:

  • NextVision Nighthawk 

  • Additional capacity for 6.6 lb payload

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Max Endurance: 55 min

  • Max Range: 20 km

  • Weight w/o Payload: 12.12 lbs  

Osprey EGCS(1)

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Harris Aerial

Carrier H6 HE+

The Carrier H6 HE+ is a multi-hour flight capable hexacopter powered by an EFI gas generator with the option to be all-electric. The H6 HE+ platform offers payload versatility for a wide variety of mission profiles and durations. In-house engineering and manufacturing guarantees seamless payload integration and the ability to rapidly reconfigure to all electric power in the field.

Harris Carrier H6 Profile

Available Payloads:

  • Additional capacity for 11lb payload with gas hybrid

  • Additional capacity for 15lb payload with fully electric

  • Universal quick release payload mounts

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Endurance (gas hybrid): up to 3 hours

  • Endurance (electric): 35 minutes

  • Range: 30 miles

  • Max Airspeed: 48 mph

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Harris Carrier H6 Electric

Harris H6 GCS

Harris Aerial

Carrier H6 Hydrone

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The Carrier H6 Hydrone is a multi-hour flight capable hexacopter powered by a hydrogen fuel cell with the option to be all-electric.  The H6 Hydrone platform offers payload versatility for a wide variety of mission profiles and durations. In-house engineering and manufacturing guarantees seamless payload integration.

Available Payloads:

  • Additional capacity for 11lb payload with hydrogen fuel cell

  • Additional capacity for 15lb payload with fully electric

  • Universal quick release payload mounts

Advertised Capabilities:

  • Endurance (hydrogen): 2 hours

  • Endurance (electric): 35 minutes

  • Range: 30 miles

  • Max Airspeed: 48 mph

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Harris hydrone profile

Harris H6 GCS

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about Blue UAS, please reach out to the DIU Blue UAS team at blueuas@diu.mil.