Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Edison Solution

NAVAL

Unmanned naval combat vessel (UNCV) capable of high speed above water travel (>50kts) and submerging for stealthy approach to naval targets at low speeds (8kts).

Able to operate in a swarm to conduct direct assaults on targets or to establish mobile, smart underwater mine fields.

Edison Defense 1

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Edison Defense 1

AERIAL

*Front line cargo delivery of 1 ton of cargo over 150km distance.

*Swarmed anti-infantry and anti-armor attack aircraft carrying anti-personnel dropped munitions, designed to assault trench networks and troops in the open.

*Kamikaze drone autonomously targeting enemy drones in Anti-aircraft (AA) role.

*AA decoy drone that simulates different military aircraft in radar cross-section, used to identify enemy AA radar positions.

*Aerial mine detection, identification, and plotting for EOD operations.

Edison Aerospace Inc ground control station remote control unit

Problem with Giant Defense Contractor Solutions

Corporate priorities

Corporate priorities: shareholder value and risk aversion lead to derivative designs and long development cycles.

Innovation

No financial incentive among defense contractors to think outside the box and no original thinking. Waiting to respond to Pentagon RFPs instead of analyzing today’s asymmetrical warfare realities and building solutions in response.

Financial Constraints

Typical large defense contractors dedicate just 2% of revenues to R&D. Traditional defense contractors do not have the will or resources to push boundaries and stick to high-cost combined-arms targeted systems (e.g. F-35, B-2, V-22).

Current Stage of Development

Edison

Edison has thoroughly tested a guidance computer system for use in marine and aerial vehicles. Inertial and GLONASS navigation solutions are in place for GPS-denied environments. Designs are ready for prototype construction.