ASEC Seeks Exemption Amendment for Drone Aviation’s Tethered Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2015 No Comments
Categories : UAVs

Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DAC), a Jacksonville, Fla.-based manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, says Aviation Systems Engineering Co. Inc. (ASEC) has filed an amended Section 333 exemption to operate DAC's WATT-200 electric, tethered drone.

According to ASEC's current Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the company is authorized to fly the DJI Inspire T600 and DJI Phantom “to conduct technical demonstrations and training.”

The WATT-200 is DAC's first model in a new line of commercial-grade, turnkey, electric, tethered drones designed to provide aerial monitoring for extended durations while being tethered to the ground via a high-strength, armored tether.

The aircraft is suited for applications including newsgathering, emergency response or situations where manned aircraft or free-flying drones are unable to deliver a long flight duration and where real-time, day/night video monitoring is needed.

ASEC, a veteran-owned small business, provides services such as professional and low-risk technical demonstrations, tailored training programs, small unmanned aicraft system (sUAS) program and document development, flight test and evaluation reports, range safety, sUAS field services, risk and safety analysis, and concept of operations development.

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