Curtiss-Wright’s nuclear division has signed a new drone inspection deal with Cyberhawk Inc. for the North American nuclear power market.
The new agreement will provide visual asset management using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and software. As part of the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will market and deliver Cyberhawk’s services to customers that require visual inspections of their assets.
As an international engineering inspection and survey specialist, Cyberhawk digitalizes clients’ assets and helps them make informed decisions using drones and software. Its services include site visualization and surveying; close visual and thermal inspections; and detailed digital inspection reports via its cloud-based visual asset management software, iHawk.
Cyberhawk says it has direct experience in the nuclear market, having already conducted drone inspections at several North American sites, including the Cook Nuclear Plant. The aircraft can be flown inside and outside containment structures, buildings, cooling towers, tanks, security perimeters and other assets requiring periodic inspection, the company says.
Commenting on the new agreement, Brian Dassatti, general manager of Curtiss-Wright’s outage and fuel management solutions group, says, “This agreement is an important step in the achievement of our strategic plan to transform plant processes by increasing our portfolio of products and services through partner relationships and while continuing to deliver value to our customers. We are extremely excited to enter the nuclear market with a UAS service offering to advance our customers’ inspection needs.”