MissionGO Signs $50M 3-Year UAS Infrastructure Partnership – sUAS News – The Business of Drones
MissionGO Unmanned Systems, a leader in the production and operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced a 3-year partnership providing UAS inspection services to Southern California Edison, Edison’s largest subsidiary International and the primary electric utility for much of Southern California.
With high temperatures and extreme droughts throughout the region, staying ahead of mechanical problems, faulty equipment and dangerous outages is a priority for energy and utility companies. Using UAS to visualize and inspect transmission and distribution utility poles – as well as other critical infrastructure components – minimizes time and risk while increasing the quality and quantity of data collected (find out more on the impact of UAS on utility inspections here.)
“MissionGO is proud of our history with Southern California Edison and we look forward to continuing our work together,” said Chris Corgnati, President of MissionGO, “SCE’s commitment to safety makes MissionGO the ideal partner to keep Californians connected and safe.”
Over the past three years working with Southern California Edison, MissionGO’s UAS inspection team has conducted over 6,500 sorties and logged over 1,200 flight hours. The team examined and captured data from 20,000 distribution poles and 4,000 transmission poles without any incident. These aerial operations prevented wildfires and gave Southern California Edison time to prioritize and repair infrastructure to keep the community safe.
After a rigorous verification and demonstration process, MissionGO was selected as one of two companies to secure this new contract with Southern California Edison. The contract includes nearly 160,000 poles to be inspected and is estimated at $50 million over the next 3 years. This is one of the largest UAS services contracts in the world, MissionGO looks forward to bringing in talented pilots and crew to continue this critical work in California.
Joe Piazza, Director of Infrastructure Inspections for MissionGO, says the team is ready and excited to continue the work in California. “We have had an impact on people here, not only through our safe and reliable services, but also through the community engagement and education of our teams. »
MissionGO has provided critical infrastructure inspections via UAS since 2019 and works with companies across the United States to provide detailed reports on all types of infrastructure in all types of environments. From urban construction cranes to wetland pipelines, remote transmission lines, and more. Learn more about MissionGO’s infrastructure inspection services at www.missiongo.io.
About Mission GO
MissionGO is a leading provider of UAS solutions and services. Trained by the professionals responsible for the first successful delivery of human organs used in transplant surgery via UAS and taking the first single-rotor UAS through the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS type certification and production process, MissionGO has pioneered the UAS industry in innovating critical infrastructure inspections, medical and commercial cargo delivery, training and implementing UAS programs. MissionGO is a holding company within JSP Ventures. Learn more at www.missiongo.io.
About JSP Ventures
JSP Ventures is a founder of visionary brands. Through long-term capital investments and strategic direction, JSP Ventures fuels the growth of industries such as logistics and supply chain, medical and healthcare, unmanned aircraft systems, etc Guided by a mission to improve communities and improve lives, JSP Ventures has invested $20 million in personal capital to create lasting, positive change. Learn more at www.jspventures.com.