Target Arm C-17 SBIR Illustration

Target Arm's CEO & Founder, Jeffrey McChesney stated, "As a former Air Force F-15 combat fighter pilot and commander, I have felt for a long time that an Arsenal Aircraft with UCAVs was an inevitability. Clearly, there is a national defense need for Agile Combat Employment (ACE) and enhancing our superiority with Air Mobility aircraft beyond their cargo missions. Specifically, Air Mobility Command, and the C-17, may be able to take advantage of the USAF's asymmetric comparative advantages with airlift and air-refueling to bring more Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) to the fight; thereby, creating persistent air dominance in a contested battlespace.

Imagine multiple C-17's being able to deploy and employ myriad UCAVs anywhere on the globe as an Arsenal Aircraft 24/7/365, in support of, or even without, our resource-limited manned fighters/bombers. This vision with a roll-on/roll-off Tular is fast becoming a reality and I'm so very proud of our team leading the effort."

About Target Arm

Target Arm Inc. is a Connecticut-based firm that produces Tular, a patented device that enables rotary and fixed wing drones to be launched and recovered from any moving vehicle autonomously, and even during windy conditions. Target Arm, a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), provides solutions for both military and commercial customers using the exact same device for drones on-the-move (package delivery, Oil & Gas inspections, energy, wind farms, first responders, etc.). Target Arm is a graduate of the 2020 Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars, the 2020 Endless Frontier Labs Accelerator and is a resident at the MassRobotics in Boston and a member of Newlab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. To learn more, visit