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Stavatti Advanced Technology initiatives are managed by the Advanced Development division of Stavatti Aerospace Ltd. Advanced Development is primarily responsible for the investigation and development of ground-breaking, novel technologies for direct integration into future aerospace vehicles and defense systems.

Stavatti’s Advanced Research and Development arm, serving as the catalyst of innovation for Stavatti Aerospace enterprises. A cross-sector operations group, Stavatti Advanced Development is challenged with the mission of inventing the future of Stavatti Aerospace, including pioneering the introduction and application of new aerospace vehicle types and configurations, new materials, new sensors, new computing power, new powerplants and new mechanisms to enable heavier-than-air manned and unmanned flight. Responsible for the development, prototyping, testing and evaluation of novel aerospace vehicle demonstrators that pave new ground, Stavatti Advanced Development is the playground where new ideas are conceived and validated prior to their introduction and application within the dedicated design and production enterprises of Stavatti Aerospace Advanced Development is headquartered in south-western Idaho. Advanced Development activities/operations are conducted at a variety of Stavatti and customer managed sites located in California, and Ohio.


The Programs undertaken Advanced Development are typically invigorating and inspirational. They require scientists, engineers and management to embrace new directions and employ an entirely different approach to aerospace vehicle configuration, construction and systems creation. In so doing, the program operational leadership approach applied by Stavatti Advanced Development completely corrupts what has become over the past 30 years, traditional industry best practices, making for an executive approach which delivers results.

Advanced Development is organized to perform a wide variety of special access services within secure locations, cost competitively, for the US DoD/USN/USAF/USMC, NATO (COSMIC) as well as domestic and allied intelligence agencies. Advanced Development management and staff maintain over 40 years of experience in the development and creation of special mission/special access integrated platforms and systems. Advanced Development employs Integrated Program Teams on both a full-time and project dependent basis, enabling contracted, quasi-retired greybeards age 60 to 90 to contribute unhindered.

Advanced Development was established to produce platforms, provide solutions and perform services which enhance Homeland Security. Advanced Development actively endeavors to satisfy the requirements (including those identified and those not yet conceived) of the DoD/Intelligence community. Advanced Development works to ensure that the US WINS THE NEXT WAR.


Declassified/reduced classification level aspects of non-commercial projects undertaken by Stavatti Advanced Development result in a knowledge base suitable for direct application in non-classified/reduced classified level programs. Consequently, Advanced Development has the capability to produce products for general service with the US DoD that employ reduced security level spin-off technologies. Additionally, when an Advanced Development platform is retired from special access/carve-out service, a derivative of the platform may be developed for allied Direct Commercial Sale (DCS). These products are considered Advanced Development spin-offs.

Advanced Development spin-offs are export restricted, specialty products that are designed by Advanced Development and funded in-whole or in part by government user agency or private sector funds. Such products incorporate numerous systems and capabilities which may be classified/export restricted, yet the overall configuration is available for public dissemination and general marketing to the US domestic military establishment. Spin-off products may be produced at an Advanced Development facility, or an alternate facility owned and operated by Stavatti. These products may be sold and supported directly by Advanced Development, or by an alternate, appropriate division of Stavatti.


The focus of private-sector sponsored Advanced Development IR&D and limited production efforts undertaken as commercial initiatives rests with a variety of topics. Principal areas of ongoing investigation and development as undertaken by Advanced Development include:

A) Formulation of a Stavatti proprietary Scandium-Aluminum alloy containing 0.05% to 0.25% Scandium, 7.5% to 9.0% Zinc, 1.5% to 2.3% Magnesium, 1.5 % to 2.1% Copper, 0.02% to 0.05% Chromium, 0.05% to 0.15% Zirconium and 87% to 91% Aluminum with projected yield strengths of 85 ksi to 110 ksi, 12% to 19% elongations and 7% to 10% reduction areas while offering improved weldability and corrosion resistance. This Scandium-Aluminum alloy will be developed for direct application as a MIL-qualified and FAA certified/approved material for use in production Stavatti aerospace vehicles.

B) Formulation and qualification/certification of a proprietary advanced, high temperature, environmentally friendly/non-carcinogenic (hence non-MDA containing) polyimide resin for prepreg/autoclave curing with a TTR in excess of 900º F to serve as a successor to RP46, AFR-700B and PMR-15.

C) Design, development, qualification and production of next generation photonic processors/transistors, photonic computers and photonic data storage mechanisms.

D) Design, development, qualification and production of ground-breaking/novel, next generation variable-cycle, air-breathing aircraft propulsion system for continuous operation in the MACH 5 to MACH 15 regime.

E) Design, development, qualification and production of Quiet Super Sonic (QSS) aircraft.

F) Design, development, qualification and production of ground-breaking/novel variable camber/mission adaptive/aeroelastically tailored wing of dynamic, mutable type.

G) Design, development, qualification and production of an Advanced Air Mobility Platform for the rapid, undetected infiltration/exfiltration of Special Operations Forces (SOF) deep into hostile and heavily defended airspace.

H) Design, development, qualification and production of a high energy, aircraft driven, regenerative gas-dynamic laser weapon system for use as the primary armament of tactical fighter aircraft as a successor to traditional 20mm, 25mm, 27mm and 30mm projectile aircraft cannons.

I) Qualification and production of a derivative Near Space Reconnaissance (NSR) platform for Direct Commercial Sale to US and NATO air defense forces.