Hawaii signs participating addendum with DroneUp

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DroneUp and the State of Hawaii have signed a participating addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for unmanned aerial vehicle services.

This means that all state agencies, commissions, political subdivisions, institutions, and local public bodies are allowed by law to purchase complete drone solutions from the company.

Hawaii becomes the fourth US state to sign such an agreement with DroneUp this year, after South Dakota, Arizona and Utah all signed addendums in early 2020.

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The deal includes the possibility of DroneUp providing services such as emergency support services, law enforcement support, aerial inspection or mapping data services, agricultural and gaming, and agency media relations and marketing.

It is anticipated that the primary users will be agriculture & game management, emergency management, transportation, forestry, mines, minerals and energy, and public universities and community colleges.

Tom Walker, DroneUp’s CEO, stated: “Hawaii allows businesses to thrive through education and innovation. DroneUp looks forward to supporting our hardworking state and local agencies both in Hawaii and nationwide.”

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