Public safety UAV consulting company Skyfire Consulting has acquired a majority stake in Maine-based Viking UAS, and is aiming to produce high-end American-made drones for critical sectors.
Viking UAS is a drone design and manufacture company focused on high-end unmanned systems for US Military research.
With its new majority stake in Viking UAS, Skyfire believes it is in a position to take advantage of the new interest in American-made drones.
Skyfire Consulting, based in Georgia, specialises in pilot training, FAA consulting, SOP development, drone sales and service and repairs for public safety agencies.
It has confirmed that Viking UAS has already begun work on a number of purpose-built drones for Skyfire clients in various sectors.
Matt Sloane, CEO of Skyfire and its parent company, Atlanta Drone Group, commented: “After nearly six years of helping the public safety sector develop hundreds of UAS programs, we are thrilled to be able to add the vast engineering and manufacturing skills Viking offers to our portfolio.
“The addition of logistics challenges facing all sectors during the current coronavirus pandemic only accelerated the need for Skyfire to move forward with many of Viking’s project concepts.”