by Michael Willoughby
Avion Unmanned, the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) division of Avion Solutions, Inc., signed a Participating Addendum with the State of Montana and all its State Agencies, Political Subdivisions and Institutions. This contract opens the door for Avion Unmanned to provide UAS services to state and local government agencies in Montana.
“Providing a simplified direct path for government agencies at all levels to request unmanned aircraft operations is finally a reality. With the signing of this Participating Addendum with Montana, Avion Unmanned may 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,” said Taylor Abington, Senior Program Manager of Avion Unmanned.
Based on proven expertise, Avion Unmanned has been chosen to provide UAS services nationwide through the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization. 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. Virginia’s Department of General Service (DGS) and NASPO are working together through Contract E194-79435 to provide agencies easier access to UAS or drone services to organizations like Avion Unmanned.
“Avion Unmanned’s solutions are true force multipliers that provide actionable data, reduce operational risks, and improve efficiency in critical areas from disaster response to law enforcement, infrastructure and construction development/monitoring and even agriculture management,” said Chad Donald, President and CEO of Avion Solutions. “Under this new contract, Avion will partner with agencies nationwide to enable better decision-making, improve operations, and save lives.”
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