UAV Fuel Bladders
UAV Fuel Bladders
The UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is a vital cog in the machinery of the US Armed Forces operations. These uncrewed vehicles enable unprecedented access to reconnaissance, communications, and other applications without risking the lives of personnel. UAV use in the military has expanded rapidly over the last several years and due to advances in cloud computing services, multi-sensor data fusion for navigation, and artificial intelligence, the growth of UAV use in the US military projects positively into the future.
Military UAVs require high-end fuel bladders that provide proper mechanical resistance and fuel-tightness to withstand the rigors of military operations. Their long, high-altitude journeys require flexible containers that won’t fail, tear, break, or rupture when optimal performance is an absolute necessity. Having produced fuel bladders for major UAV manufacturers over 20 years, VTI provides fuel bladders that aren’t just “good enough” — they’re the best they can possibly be because they absolutely have to be the best.
VTI uses materials specially formulated for jet fuels and are lighter in weight than anything you’d get from the competition. The fuel bladder hardware (like access hatches and port fittings) is either welded directly to the film using VTI’s proprietary bonding process, or it may be over-molded onto the fittings and then RF-welded.
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Vinyl Technology, Inc. complies with standards required by the US government and Department of Defense that include the Berry Amendment, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), STANAG 4671 and MIL-STD-6396.
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