We are very excited to be able to talk about the recent waiver issued for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight UAS operations to the Xcel Energy group and partners for long range transmission infrastructure inspection in Colorado.
Altus was selected from over 1,500 UAV manufacturers to be the hardware supplier of choice for the transmission infrastructure inspection programs commissioned by Xcel Energy. The projects to date, which started in Q3 of 2017 include the following companies, Harris Corporation, Northern Plains UAS Test Site, Phoenix Air Unmanned LLC and Altus Intelligence Inc.
The long range inspection applications use the Altus ORC2 unmanned electric helicopter system exclusively, across multiple teams, all capturing high resolution data for analysis and dissemination.
The next phase, under this newly issued groundbreaking waiver, will see the teams flying their ORC2 systems beyond visual line of sight, initially within Colorado.
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