Area-I has been awarded a Phase 2 contract with NASA for our Prototype-Technology Evaluation and Research Aircraft (PTERA) UAS. Area-I was previously awarded a Phase 1 contract for PTERA that involved prepping the UAS for flight testing and concluded in July 2012 with PTERA’s maiden voyage at Heart of Georgia Regional. Phase 2 will focus on continual flight testing of the PTERA airframe.

NASA has published an article on its website about PTERA. Click to read.