ThunderDrone RPE III

18 – 20 June 2018


Location: Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and AFWERX Enclave


What is ThunderDrone?

ThunderDrone RPE III is the culmination of efforts which began in June 2017 when SOFWERX was asked by USSOCOM and the Strategic Capabilities Office to baseline where industry stood in the field of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Through ThunderDrone RPE I and RPE II, and having assessed nearly 450 technology submissions, we have now arrived at the final demonstration; ThunderDrone RPE III. During this event, select comapanies will compete for cash awards up to $600,000 in the area of C-UAS capabilities. Also, during this event, we will include new, novel, and provocative offensive capability experiments carried forward from ThunderDrone RPE I.


To RSVP and for More Information:

18 June – RPE III: Game of Drones: Click Here

19 June – RPE III: Outdoor Experiments: Click Here

20 June – RPE III: Indoor Experiments & Award Ceremony: Click Here



For any questions or concerns, please contact the ThunderDrone Team at: (813) 693-5599 ext. 121, or


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