Harper Government Kick-Starts Entrepreneurial Business in Waterloo, Ontario
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2012) - Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has awarded a $326,005 contract to Aeryon Labs Inc. for their pre- qualified innovation through the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP).
Aeryon Scout micro-UAV selected for NMSU study, in collaboration with FEMA and FAA, to assess the role of small UAS to help speed the repair and restoration of electrical services after storm damage.
Facing tight budgets and a military operation drawdown, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology vendors are refining their offerings to meet changing market conditions and targeting not just battlefield missions but also civilian opportunities. Aircraft producers are looking to offset a potential slowdown in sales by adding capability and revamping existing platforms to accommodate additional technologies. With a boost from technology advances, sensor payload developers are producing more compact and complex systems to meet growing demand.
A storm knocks out electric power? There’s an app for that, and soon there may be a spy drone, too.
Facing more frequent storms that cripple electric distribution systems over big areas, utility companies are drafting iPads and military-style aerial surveillance robots to get the lights back on faster.
Visiongain Ltd. recently published a high profile report examining the use and development of UAV payloads and other subsystems over the past 10 years. Aeryon Labs is one of three companies interviewed and featured for their expert insight regarding the UAV payload and subsystems market, included in the write-up.