Planck Aerosystems (Planck Aero) announced today a partnership with aerospace manufacturer, Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero) to support Planck’s defense and commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business.
Under this agreement, ESAero will manufacture Planck Aero’s Group 1 Unmanned Aerial Systems, Shearwater, in the ESAero manufacturing plant in San Luis Obispo, California to support increasing demand across Planck’s customer base, both domestically and internationally. This effort will support Planck’s strategy to scale the company.
The Shearwater UAS is the preferred small multi-rotor platform to host the Planck Autonomous Control Engine – ACE™ navigation system which enables the UAS to operate autonomously from moving vehicles and vessels, including vision-based precision landing. The Planck ACE™ navigation system utilizes standard open interfaces compatible with third-party UAS and can be retrofit to almost any drone, of any size.
Planck’s CEO and Co-Founder, Josh Wells said, “Planck Aerosystems is committed to delivering the highest quality autonomous UAS to our customers across the United States and internationally. As we continue to grow, we are actively seeking partnerships to help us to fulfill the demand we see in the market. Having a high-quality UAS that’s made in the U.S. is critical to our growth strategy, and ESAero is an ideal partner to support that growth. We’re excited to work with Andy and the ESAero team going forward.”
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