We are a company built from pioneers and we believe that innovation, no matter how small or how early, helps create a better world.  

Edge Autonomy is a leader in providing innovative autonomous systems, advanced optics, and resilient energy solutions to the US Department of Defense, the US Federal Civilian Agencies, allied governments, academic institutions, and commercial entities. Edge Autonomy draws on a 34+ year history of aerospace engineering, advanced manufacturing expertise, and technologically advanced manufacturing. With our headquarters in San Luis Obispo, CA and key production capabilities abroad, Edge Autonomy’s 500+ team members can deliver results at home and abroad.  

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Our Vision

To be the recognized leader in multi-domain autonomous systems and leading-edge technologies that enable our customers to accomplish their missions on land, air & sea

Our Mission

To partner with our customers to identify, develop, and deliver tailored solutions for their varied autonomous, optical, and power systems requirements

Our Values & Operating Principles

Be there for Our Clients

The customer is at the center of everything we do. Our mission is to provide them with cutting-edge technology along with superior, unfaltering support in achieving their goals.

Be in the Trenches

Our team does not sit on the sidelines. We are willing to take calculated risks, challenge conventional thinking and change the status quo in order to meet our customers’ needs.

Be Ready

We strive to be ready when called upon. Customers may come for our cutting-edge products, but they will stay because of our reliability and superior service.

Be Honest & Transparent

Honesty and open communication are the cornerstones of our philosophy. If we should fall short of delivering our best, we take responsibility.

Be Collaborative & Inclusive

Innovation is born of collaboration. Leadership at all levels will foster positive, respectful environments that encourage the open exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Be Excellent

We set the highest standards and strive to be best in class through a continuous honing process.

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Our History

  • 1989

    Jennings Aeronautics founded

  • 1999

    Adaptive Energy founded as Adaptive Materials, Inc.

  • 2006

    Adaptive Energy demonstrates the world's first portable, functional solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system

  • 2009

    UAV Factory founded

  • 2015

    Octopus ISR founded as a division of UAV Factory to offer gimbal solutions.

  • 2022

    UAV Factory merges with Jennings Aeronautics to form Edge Autonomy

Built from Pioneers to create a Vertically Integrated Autonomous Leader

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