OTTAWA, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - CGQ (Centre de géomatique du Québec) has purchased ING Robotic Aviation's Responder robotic aircraft system as a tool for aerial data acquisition. The Responder will be used to collect aerial imagery that will contribute to CGQ's scientific research activities in the geomatics field.
"Responder is a perfect tool for geomatics," states Ian Glenn, CEO and CTO of ING Robotic Aviation. "Our equipment will be used to get the right information, into the right hands, at the right time."
ING Robotic Aviation has sold a complete Responder vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) robotic aircraft, including a portable Ground Control System (GCS) and ancillary equipment. As well the company will be providing a one-week training package that will take place with the delivery in the spring of this of this year. Furthermore, based on ING Robotic Aviation's excellent track record, the company will also be providing services support to CGQ.
ING Robotic Aviation and CGQ have worked together on a number of other projects in the past. CGQ was very pleased with the fact that ING Robotic Aviation could reliably perform precise aerial data acquisition. In turn, the Responder was chosen for the CGQ's current project due to its flexibility, reliability and performance in its ability to lift a variety of heavy sensors.
CGQ is a non-profit organization that is central to technology transfer. They work with other organizations to develop an abundance of efficiently retrieved knowledge. Their mission is to improve and innovate the use and development of geomatics by applied research, technical assistance and training. They have consequently created a highly dynamic mapping system.
ING Robotic Aviation delivers airborne sensing solutions and much more. The company developed their skills through extensive operational surveillance work with the Canadian military. From these beginnings, they are now providing commercial services including critical infrastructure inspections, forest fire monitoring and land use planning in North America and other regions. Their clients are getting the right information in the right hands in a timely manner, while also discovering whole new uses and capabilities for robotic aviation. ING Robotic Aviation is at the forefront of a disruptive technological and operational change, focused on reinventing aviation.
SOURCE: ING Robotic Aviation
For further information: Ashley Wuennenberg, Marketing Officer- ING Robotic Aviation, 613-875-9127, [email protected]