Voly Defense Solutions LLC, Concord, California, has been awarded a contract with a shared ceiling of $400,000,000 for all subsequent competitively selected delivery orders in support of the Skyborg Vanguard Program, a U.S. DoD contract anouncement said.
The Skyborg prototyping, experimentation and autonomy development contract will be used to deliver missionized prototypes in support of operational experimentation and develop the first Skyborg air platform.
The platform will contain modular hardware and software payloads that will incorporate the Skyborg autonomy core system and enable manned/unmanned teaming.
The locations of performance are to be determined at the order level and are expected to be completed July 2026. These awards are being made as a result of a competitive acquisition and 18 offers were received.
Skyborg is an autonomy-focused capability that will enable the Air Force to operate and sustain low-cost, teamed aircraft that can thwart adversaries with quick, decisive actions in contested environments. The Air Force Research Laboratory will prototype a suite of autonomy and unmanned system technologies equipped with capabilities that can support a range of Air Force missions.