For Immediate release Date June 17, 2016
For information, contact:
Jim Cooper – UAV America, Inc. – 603-398-6364
Felipe Sanchez Gonzalez – Galileo Instruments -57-1-6060843
US drone maker signs distribution agreement with leading Latin American surveying equipment company
The upcoming Drone exhibition in Bogota, Colombia marks the first showing of UAV America’s extended flight UAV (UAS/drone) platform outside North America. The Eagle XF is a molded carbon-fiber quadcopter capable of carrying various payloads for 45+ minutes. The commercial-grade drone has proven durability and is payload agnostic allowing for use in a multitude of applications: mapping and surveying, agriculture, emergency management, infrastructure inspection, and many other types of missions. Additionally, the Eagle XF platform is designed for rapid deployment, transport and shipping by quickly folding into a small footprint and stored in a weatherproof case.
Galileo Instruments established a drone division in 2013 to offer aerial technology solutions for mapping and surveying. With headquarters based in Bogota, and field office in Medellin, Galileo’s autonomous vehicle division is led by Felipe Sanchez Gonzalez. A number of multi-rotor platforms were considered and researched before choosing the Eagle XF by UAV America, Inc. (UAVA) for their solution.
According to Mr. Gonzalez, “We were looking for a way to integrate various payloads and technology into aerial vehicles and found limited options. UAV America’s Eagle XF opens up that ability to us, allowing Galileo to stay ahead of the technology curve by having a very flexible platform that meets our customer requirements.”
UAV America, Inc. CEO Jim Cooper adds, “UAV America’s expertise in drone development in partnership with Galileo’s knowledge of the surveying and mapping industry translates directly to the success of the customer’s project, and offers the best of both companies’ strengths.”
Galileo Instruments is one of Colombia’s leading providers of professional technological solutions. Founded in 2010, the company provides a range of engineering, topography, geomatics products and services as well as providing UAV`s to businesses in the land surveying, mining, and government sectors. Operating from offices in Bogota and Medellin, Galileo’s professional staff has established a reputation for delivering cutting edge technology, training, and world-class customer service.
UAV America, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of UAVs, (Drones, UASs, sUAS, Multirotors). Since the company’s inception over three years ago, UAV America, Inc. has focused on custom and ready to fly UAV solutions for commercial and industrial markets. With the recent release of the Eagle XF UAS, the company offers a long duration platform designed to accept a wide range of sensors and payloads.