Silent Arrow® Wins Department of Defense Warfighting Lab Incentive Fund Contract


LOS ANGELES, February 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Silent Arrow today announced that the company’s GD-2000 UAS platform has been selected for a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Warfighter Lab Incentive Fund (WLIF) contract with a 12-month performance period beginning in the first quarter of 2022.

the $2.2M The contract victory resulted from the partnership between the Pentagon-based Joint Chiefs of Staff (Joint Force Development Directorate J7) and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and one of its theater components, in order to finance a series of forward operations. demonstrations and concept of operations (CONOP) development activities for Silent Arrow’s flagship product, the GD-2000.

The timing of the contract award aligns with the DoD’s need to supplement or replace tactical and operational ground logistics in future conflicts. As the battlefield becomes more accessible to all adversaries, combatant commands have identified the need to establish and maintain logistics operations in contested and denied operating environments.

As part of the contract, Silent Arrow will provide and support:

  • Operational demonstrations for concept development (CONOPs, CONEMPs and TTPs) to include:
    • Delivery of two GD-2000s for Exercise Emerald Warrior at Hurlburt Field
    • Delivery of two GD-2000s to an undisclosed location for later demonstration
    • Delivery of a GD-2000 for non-flying purposes to include Joint Special Operations Warfighter training and education
  • Radar signature assessment and management
  • Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) integration
  • Disembarkation logistics and refueling at sea
  • An assessment of operational and technical utility to include integration of the GD-2000 with military aircraft platforms and force structures
  • Transition plan based on operational demonstration results

Upon completion of this effort, Silent Arrow will have completed all necessary safety and operational milestones to become a DoD registration program, be compatible with Joint All Domains Command and Control Systems (JADC2), and fully integrated to the end user’s equipment. and force structure.

Coupled with the recent contract awarded by the US Air Force to purchase an initial batch of fifteen reduced-scale Silent Booms, the company now has a full suite of UAS capabilities to deliver a variety of tactical and operational levels, autonomous logistical support on demand. for almost all airborne special operations platforms as well as in overseas operations. Additionally, the special ops fighter will have tested these cargo delivery drones on special purpose aircraft, standard cargo aircraft, and helicopters, both land and sea.

“We would like to thank the Chiefs of Staff and the J7 for their confidence in the awarding of this flagship program,” said Yates chip, founder and CEO of Silent Arrow. “We look forward to partnering with our mission partners and delivering these disruptive capabilities to the warfighter to create a logistical advantage while reducing physical threats to those operating in harm’s way.”

About Silent Arrow®: Silent Arrow® is a DBA of Yates Electrospace Corporation, founded in 2012 to produce the Silent Arrow® and AVIUS Air Delivery™ lines of autonomous cargo drones, which have been touted as an “unmanned cargo aircraft to watch out for” by Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine. The Silent Arrow engineering team has earned over 20 patents, 6 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) world aircraft records and 2 FAI Louis Blériot medals for their disruptive contributions to the aerospace industry. In 2021, Silent Arrow® was selected as a finalist for the Robert J. Collier Trophy as “The greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.For more information, visit

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