Unmanned Systems Incorporated (USI), a manufacturer of fixed wing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) used for training, has selected Robotic Skies as its maintenance and repair provider for its fleet of aircraft.
USI will receive customized service, troubleshooting, and field repair of its UASs throughout the United States and Canada, according to Robotic Skies officials.
The Robotic Skies service center network, now at nearly 50 locations in North America, is comprised of FAA Part 145 Repair Stations and Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organizations.
USI’s flagship product is the Sandstorm, a fixed wing vehicle with a 15-foot wingspan, and available in either gas or electric configurations. Remotely piloted via USI’s proprietary Longshot Internet control technology, the Sandstorm can be flown from ground control stations (GCS) that are hundreds, or even thousands, of miles from the aircraft’s actual location.
“Our Sandstorm platform has been flying training missions for several years. While the pilots receiving the training are physically located in our control facility in Nevada, the aircraft themselves takeoff, maneuver and land from our flying field in Montana,” said Don Bintz, president of USI. “The Sandstorm has proven to be an effective UAS trainer, but it also has surveillance and payload delivery mission profiles that are only now being realized, and these capabilities will have huge commercial benefit for our customers. The Robotic Skies service center network assures that our fleet is inspected and maintained reliably and affordably, and per our unique ongoing mission requirements.”