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Draper to Include CBRN-Centered Software on its UAS Software Under DOD Contract

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Draper to Include CBRN-Centered Software on its UAS Software Under DOD Contract

The Department of Defense has awarded Draper a $26 million other transaction authority contract to develop its unmanned aerial systems software to cover chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance missions.

Draper will integrate flight software and algorithms to allow UAS teams to perform CBRN missions in contested or austere areas, such as those with unreliable GPS signals. The integration effort, part of Draper’s CBRN Sensor Integration on Robotics Platform, will include advances in CBRN sensors and customizations to the company’s All Domain Execution and Planning Technology autonomy framework.

The contract allows Draper to advance its teaming approach to drone-based operations and achieve its goal of maturing prototypes for government testing. The OTA was awarded through the Joint Program Executive Office for CBRN Defense, Draper said.

Beyond UAS technologies, the company also works on other systems for U.S. government clients.

In October, Draper won a potential $329.98 million U.S. Navy contract to manufacture, deliver and sustain guidance systems for the Trident II D5 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile, ensuring that it can operate accurately in harsh conditions. In April, Draper completed a preliminary architecture, requirements and design review for three science payloads that would be sent to the moon’s Schrodinger basin in 2025.

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