GRADD Selected by NIAS to Develop COAs and LOAs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – February 9, 2015. GRADD CO. (Global Robot And Drone Deployment) of Las Vegas announced today that it has established teaming agreements with the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS) to develop business opportunities related to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) flight operations, safety, training, and education.NIAS Logo

The teaming agreement provides the framework for GRADD and NIAS to work together on various projects including but not limited to UAS flight planning, UAS training, application analysis and educational outreach.

In addition to the teaming agreement, GRADD was selected by NIAS to develop Certificates of Authorizations (COA) and Letters of Agreements (LOA) for specific regions in Nevada to fulfill the growing demands for Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) and Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) airspace.

“We are excited about the agreement and the opportunity to work with GRADD on developing airspace in Nevada. GRADD brings to our team of industry experts, a wealth of knowledge about the UAS industry, expertise in UAS flight safety, and data acquisition and analysis for a variety of UAS applications. Together, we will continue the advancement of the UAS industry in state of Nevada and beyond,” said Mark Barker, Director of Business Development for NIAS.

“We are poised and ready to bring our decades of Airspace and FAA experience to help Nevada create Airspace for more advanced, and more complex UAS testing and flight operations” said Stephen Lloyd, GRADD President, and Former Director for Safety FAA ATO.

“GRADD is very excited about its agreements with NIAS, and looks forward to providing the best UAS safety training, education, and certification programs. These programs are an absolute necessity for the safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS). It is our goal at GRADD to a help grow a strong ecosystem in Nevada where operators of all types of UAS can safely test, evaluate, operate and develop solutions for various commercial applications; such as 3D aerial mapping, precision agriculture, structural inspections, firefighting, and law enforcement” said Reza Karamooz, GRADD CEO.

About GRADD CO

GRADD CO is a Las Vegas based Nevada Corporation. GRADD’s mission is to provide its teammates, partners, and clients with the highest standards in operational services, technical expertise and safety-based training programs for the Global UAS industry. GRADD also provides professional-grade software and analytical tools, and data analysis services for a variety of industries such as; Precision Agriculture, Land Surveying, Infrastructure and Solar Farm Inspections, Law Enforcement, and 3D Aerial Mapping.

About NIAS

The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) is a non-profit organization founded and sponsored by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. NIAS advances the autonomous industry through business teaming, partnerships, research and development, and educational awareness.

“We are excited about the agreement and the opportunity to work with GRADD on developing airspace in Nevada. GRADD brings to our team of industry experts, a wealth of knowledge about the UAS industry, expertise in UAS flight safety, and data acquisition and analysis for a variety of UAS applications. Together, we will continue the advancement of the UAS industry in state of Nevada and beyond,” said Mark Barker, Director of Business Development for NIAS.

“We are poised and ready to bring our decades of Airspace and FAA experience to help Nevada create Airspace for more advanced, and more complex UAS testing and flight operations” said Stephen Lloyd, GRADD President, and Former Director for Safety FAA ATO.

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