Anduril’s Ghost & Ghost X with Trillium’s HD45-LV Onboard, Awarded Contract with U.S. Air Force
Anduril Industries, a pioneering defense technology company, has achieved a significant milestone in its mission to advance the field of autonomy within the defense sector. The U.S. Air Force recently recognized the company's innovation by awarding Anduril two lucrative contracts with a combined value of $8 million. These contracts are a testament to the cutting-edge technologies developed by Anduril and their relationship with Trillium Engineering, manufacturer of the uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) onboard camera.
The focal point of these contracts is Anduril's groundbreaking Ghost and Ghost-X, two highly adaptable and expeditionary UAS. What sets these UAS apart is their ability to seamlessly integrate with Trillium's HD45-LV-CZ-GS-USB, an advanced imaging system that opens up a world of possibilities for the U.S. Air Force. These integrated systems are poised to play a pivotal role in supporting AFWERX's mission to revolutionize technology and meet the constantly evolving threats faced by military forces across the globe.
Anduril's dual-use Ghost platforms, equipped with the HD45-LV imaging system, are designed with versatility in mind. They are ideally suited for a wide range of applications, including reconnaissance, security, and force protection. One of the key innovations that sets them apart is Anduril's proprietary Lattice software. This software, combined with the HD45-LV imaging system, takes mission planning, airspace management, and flight operations to a whole new level. It streamlines and automates these critical aspects of UAS operations, making them more efficient and effective.
The HD45-LV imaging system, developed by Trillium, is nothing short of revolutionary in the world of UAS cameras. It boasts an impressive 1-degree accuracy, a feat that opens up new possibilities for mission teams. With a simple onboard IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) upgrade, these teams can now benefit from unparalleled geolocation and geopointing capabilities. This remarkable capability ensures precise targeting and reliable data collection, ultimately enhancing the overall effectiveness of military operations.
In essence, this announcement marks a significant stride in the ongoing efforts to introduce advanced autonomy to the Department of Defense. The integration of Anduril's Ghost and Ghost-X UAS with the HD45-LV imaging system is poised to revolutionize the way the military approaches a diverse range of tasks. It underscores the importance of innovative technologies in addressing the ever-evolving challenges faced by defense forces. Anduril Industries, along with its partners like Trillium, is at the forefront of this endeavor, driving the defense sector towards a future characterized by increased efficiency, accuracy, and security.