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Advanced Research & Development, Manufacturing, and Sub-scale modeling

At AFT, our mission is to revolutionize the development of autonomous flight systems by pushing the boundaries of innovation. We are driven by a passion for creating safer, more efficient, and smarter technologies. Our services include low-rate initial production (LRIP) manufacturing to transition your company's designs to testing facilities, as well as comprehensive manufacturing solutions for technologies ready for direct sales. We prioritize delivering professional CAD drafting designs with personalized input for design modifications.

AFT specializes in excellence in sub-scale modeling, crafting intricate, high-fidelity models that accurately simulate scaled systems' behavior in controlled environments. These models serve as invaluable tools for testing and refining advanced algorithms, sensors, and control strategies. Our wind tunnel models collect precise real-world data crucial for enhancing and validating results, facilitating comprehensive evaluation, adjustment, refinement, and enhancement of designs, ensuring the quality and safety of your company's products.

Autonomous Flight Technologies provides tailor-made carbon fiber and other composite design and manufacturing services for both modeling and production components. When combined with rigid polyurethane foam (RPUF), these precision-machined composite structures offer unparalleled strength and weight characteristics. Whether it's oven-cured prepreg material or traditional wet layup design, AFT is equipped to fulfill all your composite needs.

Located in southwest Virginia, our facilities provide direct customer input and hands-on experiences. We pride ourselves on offering some of the most competitive pricing in the industry coupled with exceptionally fast turnaround times. No matter the size of the project, we approach it with equal dedication. Contact us today for all your research and manufacturing needs. 

Engineering Tomorrow's Technology Today


manufacturing research & development AFT drone UAS

AFT utilizes the latest CAD software to design and draft components and systems. Our UAS technicians are involved in both the design and the machining process of all projects. This allows us to streamline the scaling and manufacturing phases.


Drone UAS manufacturing AFT

AFT can manufacture everything from LRIPs to full production runs. We are U.S. distributors of major worldwide component manufacturers and can offer competitive pricing when quoting complete autonomous vehicle design builds.


Whether requiring propulsion system data or real world condition testing, AFT can meet your needs. We offer privately controlled facilities and our staff of FAA certified pilots  are available for "on location" testing services.

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