Public safety UAS consulting group Skyfire Consulting has acquired a majority stake in a Maine-based drone design and manufacturing house called Viking UAS.
Viking UAS focuses on high-end unmanned systems for US Military research, but the company has begun working on developing several purpose-built systems for clients in sectors such as public safety and infrastructure.
“After nearly six years of helping the public safety sector develop hundreds of UAS programs, we are thrilled to be able to add the vast engineering and manufacturing skills Viking offers to our portfolio,” says Matt Sloane, CEO of Skyfire and its parent company, Atlanta Drone Group Inc.
In addition to its ongoing work for the military, Viking UAS will immediately begin working on developing purpose-built drone systems for a variety of Skyfire clients in police and fire departments, as well as those that work within the oil and gas industry.
“Viking prides itself on state-of-the-art design, testing and manufacturing high-end unmanned systems for military and civilian applications,” says Viking UAS founder Chris Taylor.
“Adding Skyfire’s industry leading sales, marketing, and trusted relationships with critical partners only made sense as a way to bring our capabilities to those outside of the defense sector.”
Viking UAS will continue conducting engineering and manufacturing services from its headquarters in Saco, Maine.