Altavian Lands Five Year Contract with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Altavian Inc. announced today that they have been selected to continue work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District in support of using unmanned aircraft in civil works projects in Florida and Puerto Rico. Altavian is an integrated unmanned aircraft solutions company specializing in professional-grade unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for data collection. It is the first UAS company to be awarded a federal contract in support of civilian data deliverables using unmanned aircraft technology. Altavian will provide both unmanned systems and deployment support to ensure the program succeeds in its mission to maintain our Nation’s civil infrastructure.
Altavian’s custom built NOVA Block III is a small unmanned aircraft that operates in both land and water environments. The NOVA Block III offers the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a cost-effective method of obtaining high precision geospatial data for engineering and natural resource management applications. These applications include conducting levee inspections, monitoring waterways and preserving wetlands.
“We are using all of the leading technology–the latest sensors, unmanned aircraft design, and data processing techniques–to deliver a state-of-the-art product,” said John Perry, CEO, Altavian. “In doing so, we’ve created a solution that delivers a range of services for our clients’ diverse needs.”
The NOVA unmanned aircraft system has already significantly impacted the Jacksonville District Corps’ Invasive Species Program, Everglades Restoration Program, Construction Monitoring, and Regulatory Program, and earned them theInnovation Award 2012 at USACE Strategic Leader’s Conference earlier this month.
About Altavian, Inc. Altavian is an unmanned aircraft solutions company that specializes in using its unmanned aircraft systems to acquire data for scientific and engineering applications. Altavian delivers cost-effective, reliable end-to-end solutions that save lives, time and money. Its mission is to utilize unmanned aircraft systems to solve client’s real-world data collection challenges and deliver customized results to meet clients’ specific needs and applications. For all aspects of data acquisition, Altavian provides turnkey solutions including unmanned aircraft systems, field support and data processing. To learn more about Altavian, visit http://www.altavian.com
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