Nov 29, 2023 – (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Aeros, a leader in cutting-edge aerostats and aerial logistics technology, has been announced as one of the finalists in the highly competitive Project Stapel challenge, organized by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN).

Innovative Solutions at the Forefront

The Project Stapel challenge represents a significant push by the DoD to advance the capabilities of medium to high altitude unmanned aircraft platforms for defense applications. The challenge, in partnership with the Space Prototyping and Experimentation Branch (SPEB) at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC), aims to identify companies capable of developing a low-cost, air or ground-launched medium to high-altitude balloon.


Aeros’ Mark of Excellence

Aeros’ High Altitude Dwell Modular Balloon System, has been recognized for its unmatched capabilities, cost-efficiency, and rapid launch as well as production. The company’s expertise in creating scalable and efficient aerial platforms stood out among numerous applicants.


A Future of Continued Innovation

“We are thrilled to be selected as a finalist in the Project Stapel challenge. This recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work and our commitment to pushing the boundaries of aerial technology,” said Igor Pasternak, CEO of Aeros.


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About Aeros and the eVBA Aeroscraft: Aeros is a logistics company dedicated to the development, manufacture, and operation of the Zero-Emission Electric Variable Buoyancy Airship (eVBA), the Aeroscraft.  Operating a fleet of eVBAs, Aeros will provide carbon free Next Day Air at Ground Shipping Price. 


About the Aeroscraft eVBA: The Aeroscraft is a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly cargo airship developed by Aeros. The eVBA is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and operates with zero emissions, making it a sustainable solution for global logistics and eCommerce. With a 66 metric ton cargo capacity, 8,800 square foot cargo bay, 140 mph top speed and the ability to take off and land vertically while delivering cargo from a hover, each Aeroscraft will remove 400 trucks from the road and redefine traditional freight and transportation methods.