R³ Engineering, LLC, was founded in 2009 and is based in Lusby, Maryland.  Its principals are engineers with considerable experience in Naval Aviation, including system safety.  The AWSAS is R³E’s first product and was developed for the purpose of enabling unmanned aircraft to safely operate in cooperative airspace; and when augmented by appropriate non-cooperative sensors, to operate safely in any airspace.  R³E’s design for the AWSAS includes an open architecture that accepts SAA software from any source; and the ability to function on any platform, with any autopilot or any ground display.