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PrecisionHawk & Insitu join hands to change the (drone) world


PrecisionHawk is now working in alliance with another company Insitu, a derivative of Boeing Defense Systems. PrecisionHawk had earlier consolidated with DJI to provide a package with a quadcopter for improvising agriculture facilities. A high standard of service can be ensured when two major brands collaborate for a sole purpose of providing highly integrated software, hardware and environments.

On May 6, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration announced its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Focus Area Pathfinder initiative. In this initiative, 3 companies, namely CNN, PrecisionHawk and BNSF Railway approached the FAA regarding helping out for research in field of visual line-of-sight operations in urban areas, extended visual line-of-sight operations in rural areas, beyond visual line-of-sight in rural/isolated areas.

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PrecisionHawk is a leading company which develops end to end safety solutions, and provides intensive data gathering and analysis mechanisms. It is handling research in extended visual line-of-sight. The collaboration suggests that Insitu would benefit from the deal and would be able to participate in FAA’s Pathfinder Initiative.

Major services and software  provided by PrecisionHawk include Terraserver, Lancaster and DataMapper. Terraserver provides consultancy and analysis with custom GIS solutions. DataMapper, on the other hand is attached to the UAV. It contains algorithms such as 2D/3D modelling and provides analysis of the area. Lancaster is an advanced smart system, if Lancaster’s battery is low, it lands without disturbing your mission and resumes once the power is charged.

“Our customers are always pushing us to bring more advanced and comprehensive solutions, and we go above and beyond to make sure we are developing tools that serve their specific needs,” said PrecisionHawk president Christopher Dean. “We feel that collaborating with Insitu will only assist us with further delivering against that promise.”

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Insitu has made major contribution to U.S. Military services by providing their aerial imaging technology. Boeing Insitu ScanEagle which is descendant of Insitu SeaScan entered U.S.Navy in 2005. With this, Insitu built a supplementary twin-boom,single engine, monoplane called as The Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack.

“While our businesses are diverse, the areas where we intersect have tremendous potential for creating new opportunities in the commercial industries we both serve,” said Ryan M. Hartman, Insitu President and CEO. “This alliance ensures that more businesses will explore what unmanned technology can offer.”

With Insitu’s contribution in field of military services and PrecisionHawk largely contributing in field of agriculture, the duo could bring about better possibilities and strength their power in current market. Customer’s are looking forward for much better quality services when two biggest powers are involved in the alliance.