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RapidFlight wants to 3D print drones for the US Department of Defense

RapidFlight, a specialist in unmanned aerial systems (UAS), is working with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to deploy thousands of autonomous systems in various areas of warfare. RapidFlight specializes in using 3D printing technology to mass produce drones.

The company has proven its ability to mass produce UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and is able to deliver them to the DoD and allied nations in the shortest possible time. At XPONENTIAL 2024, taking place April 22-25 at the San Diego Convention Center, RapidFlight will showcase its digital manufacturing capabilities and expertise in delivering mission-ready UAS solutions.

Recently, RapidFlight successfully demonstrated the printing, assembly and flight of long-range, heavy-duty unmanned aircraft at the Technology Readiness Experimentation 2023 (TREX23-2) in Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

“RapidFlight exists to enable the DoD and its allies to flexibly respond to urgent and evolving threats posed by strategic global competitors,” said Mike Uffelman, RapidFlight’s director of customer programs. “Our technology stack, ready for full commercial deployment, enables mission-customizable drone design, scalability, build-anywhere manufacturing, shorter design-to-delivery time, and reduced system costs by up to 80 percent versus existing solutions.”

The UAS solutions offered by RapidFlight increase mission capability by three to five times compared to existing solutions on the market. The company supports a wide range of propulsion systems and is a leader in the integration of advanced reconnaissance, surveillance and communications technology to increase situational awareness and mission effectiveness in contested environments.

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