February 3, 2021

Canadian UAVs secures funding for development of Tasker


Lockheed Martin Indago UAV, leveraged by Canadian UAVs. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Canadian UAVs secured funding through TECTERRA’s BUILD Program for research, development, and commercialization of “Tasker”, a UAV tasking software product which builds on the success of SkySensus – a project to develop unmanned systems operations, airworthiness standards and training.

Tasker is intended to build a UAV tasking platform, according to Canadian UAVs, streamlining the management and execution of BVLOS operations for oil-and-gas clients engaged in geospatial data acquisition.

“The depth of subject matter expertise and secured long-term funding in this project is a powerful combination that will deliver substantiated value by institutionally increasing safety and technical capability,” said Sean Greenwood, president and founder of Canadian UAVs.

SkySensus is a R&D project funded and led by Peraton Canada for the commercialization of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) technology in unmanned systems. It is a collaboration between Canadian UAVs, Foremost UAS Range and Aerium Analytics. Canadian UAVs explains the project addresses many of the significant technical challenges that will advance safe BVLOS in Canada.

“As the execution of BVLOS operations improves the ability to perform increasingly complex tasks, SkySensus aims to facilitate best practices in airworthiness standards and safe operations to support commercialization,” said Blair Boyd, SkySensus Program Manager, Peraton Canada.