Arctic UAV Inc., an Iqaluit based aerial imaging provider using unmanned systems has recently signed a distribution agreement with High Eye from the Netherlands to sell their unmanned helicopter system to Canadian, Greenlandic & Alaskan markets.
The Unmanned helicopter system will be marketed as the Ukpik HEF32 UAV System and has the following features:
- 4.5 HOURS ENDURANCE
- +50 KM RANGE WITH HD VIDEO
- 21 KG MAX. TAKE-OFF WEIGHT
- ENCRYPTED MIMO DATALINK
- IP-56 WATER/DUST RESISTANT
- MULTIPLE SENSOR CAPABILITY
- 5 KG PAYLOAD
- IMC SHIELDED
Kirt Ejesiak- CEO of Arctic UAV Inc. says
“We are honoured to partner with High Eye from Holland to market the HEF 32 – we believe they’re the best in class for this type of UAV”. As part of the deal, High Eye will train Arctic UAV’s team to deliver world class UAV services to its customers.’
Joost de Ruiter – CEO of High Eye B.V. added:
“With 4.5 hours of endurance I believe the HEF 32 is ideal for Arctic applications such as wildlife surveys, search and rescue support and ice reconnaissance. We look forward to working with Arctic UAV to market our unmanned system in Canada and the Arctic.”
Eli Turk, Arctic UAV’s president of commercial sales added
“We think the Ukpik HEF 32 is well suited for maritime operations for Governments, Industry and other service providers looking for longer, stable UAV systems. It can also be positioned on large vessels.” Ken Spencer, Chief of Marketing said ‘We see huge potential for Search and Rescue operations in the Arctic using the Ukpik UAV system.’
Arctic UAV Inc. was established in 2016 with strategic investment from the Government of Nunavut and is leading the UAS field in northern Canada. Its focus is to offer UAV services by locally trained UAV operators and has plans to setup a testing center in Q2 2018. Arctic UAV Inc. uses certified UAV Operators, is Transport Canada Licensed, fully Insured and is 100% Inuit owned.
Top Photo: Arctic UAV visits Dutch supplier High Eye as part of an exclusive sales agreement for the Ukpik HEF32 Unmanned Helicopter system for Canada, Greenland and Alaska. From left: Marijn van de Ruit, High Eye’s commercial director, Kirt Ejesiak, CEO of Arctic UAV, and Joost de Ruiter, High Eye’s CEO. Arctic UAV now owns two of these helicopter drones.
Source: Press Release