UAVOS launches projects for industrial use of UAS in Eastern Europe
UAVOS Inc., which a Mountain View, California-based developer of UAS and robotics, has announced the launch of several projects for the industrial use of UAS in Eastern Europe, which will feature UAVOS-developed UAS.
By introducing unmanned technologies, this long-term initiative by UAVOS will look to ultimately “increase the safety of inspection activities” by using robotic technologies to replace traditional methods of inspection in the oil, gas and energy sectors.
Another objective of the initiative is to reduce the budget that is typically spent by oil, gas and energy companies for “monitoring the use of ground vehicles, manpower, and manned equipment.”
“According to our clients, monitoring with the use of UAVs allows them to save about 50% of the budget. This is made possible due to a significant reduction in operating costs, and reducing downtime,” says Vadim Tarasov, UAVOS investor and Board member.
The first projects, which were launched in Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan, were launched with the intent of monitoring power transmission lines and equipment for oil and gas companies.
“We are entering the countries of Eastern Europe with complete solutions specifically targeting this niche and are now starting operations in other commercial areas, such as insurance, agriculture, oil and gas, utilities, and security,” Tarasov adds.
UAVOS, which works directly with several large customers in different segments, has a number of “advanced ready-for-commercialization technologies,” including the “unique Apus High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite control system for high-altitude unmanned solar-powered aerial vehicles, multiplatform autopilot solution for converting manned vehicles of all types into unmanned, and unmanned aerial vehicles aimed to counteract systems of electronic warfare.”