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Firestorm Labs to Provide USAF With 3D-Printed MUAS Under $46B EWAAC Contract

Modular open

systems approach

Firestorm Labs to Provide USAF With 3D-Printed MUAS Under $46B EWAAC Contract

Firestorm Labs will provide its low-cost modular unmanned aerial systems to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin Air Force Base under the $46 billion Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract

The company said its MUAS is 3D printed and payload agnostic, allowing operators to choose payloads that the aerial vehicle should carry to support various missions, including intelligence; surveillance and reconnaissance; electronic warfare; and kinetic and non-kinetic operations. The vehicle can be built using base materials and deployed in a day, Firestorm Labs said.

In a Linkedin post, Chad McCoy, Firestorm Labs co-founder and head of business development, said the MUAS is designed using the modular open systems approach and is free of vendor lock. 

The EWAAC IDIQ aims to deliver next-generation munitions technologies to the Air Force weapons acquisitions hub. According to McCoy, the contract allows small businesses to develop such capabilities alongside some of the major defense companies worldwide.

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