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Lockheed“™s Sikorsky to Demonstrate Autonomous Copilot System Under DARPA“™s ALIAS Program

Lockheed“™s Sikorsky to Demonstrate Autonomous Copilot System Under DARPA“™s ALIAS Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Lockheed“™s Sikorsky to Demonstrate Autonomous Copilot System Under DARPA“™s ALIAS Program - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLockheed Martin“™s Sikorsky subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $35.7 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the third phase of a program that seeks to develop a removable kit prototype designed to automate aircraft“™s co-piloting functions.

Sikorsky will produce and install prototypes on various types of aircraft for flight demonstrations under DARPA“™s Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System program, the Defense Department said Friday.

The company will perform work in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Florida through February 2018 and will cost-share $14.4 million.

DARPA will cost-share $21.3 million in funds and obligate $3 million from research and development funds for fiscal 2016 and 2017 at the time of award.

The agency awarded the Phase III contract a month after Sikorsky and Aurora Flight Sciences developed and performed flight demonstrations of their robotic copilot platforms for the ALIAS program.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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