PrecisionHawk and Harris Corporation Expand Strategic Partnership to Introduce Airspace Safety Technologies to the Drone Market

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - May 04, 2016) - PrecisionHawk Inc. -- a leading provider of aerial data and safety platforms for drones -- has expanded its previously announced partnership with Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) to provide the industry with technology tools that will enhance the operational and situational awareness of drone pilots. The two companies are also moving toward the deployment of a UAS airspace management system using technologies like PrecisionHawk's LATAS platform.

"In a short amount of time, PrecisionHawk and Harris have aligned their vision to deliver information and technology to the market faster," said Tyler Collins, VP LATAS at PrecisionHawk. "Harris brings years of experience integrating systems that work together to support a holistic air traffic control approach, and we believe their expertise on the manned aviation side is going to help LATAS, in the same way, serve the unmanned community."

Harris' real-time surveillance database of manned and unmanned traffic is being built into the LATAS platform to give drone pilots a clear picture of their surroundings, while Harris is also integrating LATAS into their systems to give customers, such as UAS test ranges, airports, and potentially manned pilots', visibility of drones that may be sharing the airspace.

"Harris has decades of experience providing air traffic management communications and surveillance solutions for the FAA and other ANSPs throughout the world," said Ed Sayadian, president, Harris Mission Networks. "Joining forces with PrecisionHawk will combine our expertise with PrecisionHawk's innovation to bring solutions that bridge the gap between the National Airspace System and the low-altitude UAS airspace of the future."

Today at the AUVSI Xponential conference in New Orleans, PrecisionHawk and Harris are presenting their strategic plan for airspace integration. The white paper presentation will lay out the steps to move the industry to more advanced drone operations sooner, such as beyond visual line of site flight. The session, titled 'Pathway to Open Skies for Drones' is open to all attendees on Wednesday, May 4 from 2:30-3pm in room 275 and 276.

About PrecisionHawk Inc.

PrecisionHawk is a terrestrial data acquisition and analysis company founded in 2010. The company provides an end-to-end solution using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for data collection and analysis software tools to deliver better business intelligence to clients across a wide range of civilian industries. PrecisionHawk also owns terrestrial data software, DataMapper, satellite imagery provider, Terraserver, and the Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety platform for drones, LATAS. A privately held company based in Raleigh, NC and Toronto, Canada, PrecisionHawk's investors include Intel Capital, Millennium Technology Value Partners, Verizon Ventures, a subsidiary of USAA, NTT Docomo Ventures, Yamaha Motor and Indiana University's Innovate Indiana Fund. More information about PrecisionHawk can be found at www.precisionhawk.com or on Twitter @PrecisionHawk.

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers' toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.

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PrecisionHawk Contact:
    
Lia Reich
Sr. Director Communications

l.reich@precisionhawk.com
919-590-9280
@LiaReich





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