Commaris, a brand of Terrafugia, Inc. delivering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial operations, announced its first dealer partnership with American drone provider, Homeland Surveillance & Electronics, LLC (HSE-UAV). This partnership allows HSE-UAV to sell Commaris’ flagship long-range drone, the SEEKER, for commercial use.

Established in 2009, HSE-UAV is a veteran owned, full-service UAV drone provider to a variety of customers including the U.S. Air Force, USDA, NFL, DuPont and more. HSE-UAV provides complete unmanned solutions with experts in FAA processing, industry-leading Drone training, financing and Drone Protection Plans.

Related: Almost exactly one year ago, Terrafugia’s Transition prototype received its light sport category (S-LSA) certification from the FAA, marking a major step towards entry to service.

“HSE-UAV only sells products we believe in; products that are cutting-edge, wildly reliable and deliver breakthrough results in our customers’ productivity… we’re thrilled to work with Commaris and we love the SEEKER because it checks all of those boxes!” said Bryan Sanders, President of HSE-UAV. “With customers in the energy, mapping, agriculture, and security industries, we couldn’t have asked for a better product than the Seeker.”

The Seeker’s electric, fixed-wing/VTOL hybrid aircraft is designed to perform a wide variety of commercial inspection operations including security and surveillance, inspections, surveying and mapping, and more. It has a long-endurance capability, with up to three or more hours of flight time without a battery change, and it supports multiple payload configurations of up to 10 pounds at a top speed of over 60 mph.

“HSE-UAV is committed to offering products with a focus on safety, reliability and ease of use. The fact they want to offer the SEEKER to customers demonstrates the trust they have in our product being an innovative and effective UAV benefitting a wide range of industries,” said Kevin Colburn, President of Terrafugia and Commaris. “This is not only an excellent opportunity to expand the impact of the SEEKER, but it is also a big step forward for our brand. HSE-UAV’s resources and expertise go well beyond selling drones, and partnerships like these are a crucial component in propelling the UAV industry forward.”

Why it’s important: Terrafugia has expanded its portfolio and fleet of vehicles with the addition of the SEEKER. The company now touts increased diversity in its target markets as a provider of both personal and commercial aerial mobility aircraft with the Transition and Seeker, respectively. Additionally, revenue from HSE’s sales of the SEEKER will be instrumental to meet the funding demands of further development for Terrafugia’s vehicles.

Credit // Commaris press release

Posted by Naish Gaubatz