U.S. Air Force launches eVTOL solicitation, with an eye toward procurement in the next three years

The U.S. Air Force’s new Agility Prime project aims to encourage the development of the U.S. eVTOL market, assisting companies with testing, certification, and other key focus areas and accelerating the fielding of promising technologies for the government.

The Agility Prime initiative is being driven by an integrated product team spearheaded by the Program Executive Office for Air Force Mobility, which is based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. An Innovative Capabilities Opening (ICO) was published on Feb. 25, outlining the core goal of establishing “a collaborative strategy with industry and investors that accelerates fielding of the most promising technologies for savings and utility to the government, as well as potential commercial market success.”