The Vertical Take-off and Landing Vehicles Run on Auterion’s Open Architecture Software Platform
MOORPARK, Calif. – January 19, 2023 – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has exercised an option under the existing Commercial Solutions Opening Pilot Program (CSOP) to procure additional Auterion powered-systems from Auterion Government Solutions, the company that enables the rapid innovation, deployment, and evolution of robotics capabilities through the power, flexibility, and interoperability of open architecture software. These systems will support Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions with small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) powered by AuterionOS, the vendor-independent operating system for robotics and autonomous systems.
Auterion initially delivered several unmanned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ISR systems for an operational evaluation and field assessment under the CBP’s SUAS CSOP program in early 2023. Auterion Mission Control, the ground control app to plan and execute autonomous missions for any AuterionOS-powered vehicle, was also provided as part of the system. These complete systems provided CBP with state of the art ISR VTOL capabilities and an intuitive user interface that simplified mission planning and execution and reduced the cognitive load for CBP operators.
In addition to the purchase of the systems, Auterion provided basic operator training and partnered with CBP to customize the unit’s software to ensure the ISR functionality would enable successful missions. CBP exercised the option to order additional units after successful pilot testing of the systems.
“Empowering our valued customers at CBP is at the heart of Auterion’s mission and we are delighted to enhance their operational efficiency through these systems,” said Errol Farr, President of Auterion Government Solutions. “Our commitment to providing innovative solutions reaffirms that open architecture is the key for CBP and other government entities to swiftly expand their robotics fleets with new and enhanced capabilities.”
Auterion-powered systems have been in use in commercial markets since 2017 and the expansion of its work into DoD and national security agencies validates the company’s strategy to focus on open architecture and scalable platforms for the government market.
About Auterion Government Solutions
Auterion Government Solutions enables the rapid innovation, deployment, and evolution of robotics capabilities through the power, flexibility, and interoperability of open architecture software. Our software platform is a hardware-agnostic, interoperable operating system where autonomous capabilities, sensors, payloads, and new AI-driven features can pollinate across a diverse fleet of vehicles made by different manufacturers. With a diverse robotics ecosystem and the ability to choose onboard applications for mission- specific smart autonomous behaviors, AGS provides warfighters the tools needed to face tomorrow’s challenges.
Learn more about Auterion Government Solutions at https://auterion-gs.com/.
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