CINCINNATI, Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WKHS) announced today that it entered into a CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) with a branch of the U.S. Military. The CRADA will enable a collaborative R&D program focused on military applications of the Workhorse's SureFly eVTOL personal air vehicle.
"This CRADA will enable Workhorse to validate and test real time use cases of the SureFly and related designs, including potential applications for the U.S. Military," said Steve Burns, CEO of Workhorse. "We are excited about the commercial applications for SureFly and now expanding the potential use cases to help our troops is doubly gratifying."
The Surefly is a two-place hybrid eVTOL multi-copter aircraft developed by Workhorse in Loveland, Ohio. It is designed to carry about 550 pounds of payload approximately 70 miles, at a speed of about 70 miles per hour, day or night. It has been designed to create a new type of aircraft that is easy to operate, safe to fly and is moderately priced, relative to a conventional helicopter.
About Workhorse Group Inc.
Workhorse is an American technology company focused on changing the way the world works by providing sustainable and cost-effective transportation solutions. As an original equipment manufacturer, Workhorse designs and builds high performance battery-electric vehicles, including trucks, aircraft and drones. They also develop cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that are fully integrated with their vehicles to enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. All Workhorse vehicles are designed to make the movement of people and goods more efficient and less harmful to the environment. For additional information visit workhorse.com.
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