Avion Unmanned has signed a participating addendum with the State of South Dakota and its State Agencies, Political Subdivisions and Institutions.
The contract opens the door for Avion Unmanned to provide UAS services to state and local government agencies in South Dakota.
Commenting on the move, Taylor Abington, senior program manager of Avion Unmanned, said: “Providing a simplified, direct path for government agencies at all levels to request unmanned aircraft operations is finally a reality.”
Adding: “With the signing of this Participating Addendum with South Dakota, Avion Unmanned has been selected to provide critical data collection services to organizations who desperately need it, but have never before had a contract vehicle to acquire vetted, legal, and safe operations in a timely manner.”
Among the UAS services Avion Unmanned can provide are emergency services, law enforcement support, aerial inspection and mapping data services, support to agricultural and gaming, as well as agency media relations and marketing.