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Silent Falcon’s Solar-Electric UAS to Go Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017 No Comments
Categories : Mapping & Surveying

Precision Vectors Aerial Inc. has chosen Silent Falcon UAS Technologies’ unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for operations taking place beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Canada and the U.S.

Focusing on the oil and gas, forestry, wildfire, mining, and farming sectors, Precision Vectors will use the drone exclusively in BVLOS services. The company will also distribute Silent Falcon UAS Technologies’ products throughout Canada.

The Silent Falcon UAS is a fixed-wing, solar-electric-powered drone. It features a long range and silent operation and offers multiple payload capabilities, according to the companies.

Silent Falcon UAS Technologies is headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., and Precision Vectors Aerial – based in Vancouver, British Columbia – also has offices in Barrie, Ontario, and Tucson, Ariz.

“The Silent Falcon UAS excels in BVLOS applications,” comments John W. Brown, president and CEO of Silent Falcon UAS Technologies. “Its ability to fly long distances, stay in the air for a long time and easily change payloads make it an excellent choice for a UAS service provider like Precision Vectors that is focused exclusively on BVLOS applications. Precision Vectors will be proving the ‘use case’ for Silent Falcon in pipeline gas-leak detection, large-scale mapping, forestry and forest fire management, mining, and large-scale precision agriculture.”

Lorne Borgal, president of Precision Vectors Aerial Inc., adds, “Five hours airborne, 100-kilometer range and the ability to map 6,000 acres in one flight symbolize what makes this a unique platform.”

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