Through a partnership that spans across the Atlantic Ocean, two industry-leading UAS companies successfully executed Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) commercial operations in Norway and look to bring them to the United States. SkySkopes, the North Dakota-based drone service provider, was drawn to the FX20 manufactured by Robot Aviation for its long-endurance capabilities.
“SkySkopes has flown BVLOS in numerous countries, including the United States. Flying BVLOS in Norway with Robot Aviation was fantastic and everything we would expect from a world-class operator,” said Matt Dunlevy, President and CEO of SkySkopes. “We enjoy working with industry leaders such as Robot Aviation and bringing their cutting-edge airframes to Minot, North Dakota.” SkySkopes has some of the most highly-certified pilots in the United States and welcomed the opportunity to work with foreign Civil Aviation Authorities in order to prove to domestic clients that SkySkopes’ pilots stand ready to take advantage of BVLOS when permitted.
“With the FX20, our electric long-endurance aircraft, equipped with detect-and-avoid technology for quiet and safe operations, Robot Aviation supports SkySkopes with its latest technology for operations in the growing energy sector. Our cooperation with SkySkopes will shortly result in activities for our small-tactical FX10 system, and we hope that the day when our 20-hour endurance FX450 flying in North Dakota is not far away, says Børre Larsen CEO of Robot Aviation.’’
SkySkopes is a nationally leading professional UAS flight operator focused on bringing innovative solutions to the energy sector. Also the first FAA-approved UAS service provider in North Dakota, SkySkopes has grown to several offices across the United States. Their website can be found at www.skyskopes.com.
Robot Aviation is an industry-leading manufacturer of UAS headquartered in Honefoss, Norway. Offering a family of SkyRobot™ unmanned systems, tailored for specific missions to enable fast decision-making and increased accuracy for our users.
The Robot Aviation UAS product line provides global capability with maximum export versatility.
This article was originally published on Suasnews.com