Groen Aeronautics Corporation Announces Start Of Its Drone Program: VTOL Optionally Manned Gyroplane Drones
Groen Aeronautics Corporation ("GAC") is announcing that it has begun its first drone program: The Optionally Manned GAC ReconHawk Gyroplane Drone based upon GAC's highly advanced sustained autorotative flight technologies.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GAC received cash and commitments that are to finance taking the GAC ReconHawk Gyroplane Drone through to production. "We have made this investment because we are confident that applying GAC's most remarkable technologies and knowhow to create affordable vertical takeoff and landing drones, is an investment worth making," said Mr. Paul Alar, founder of Atlanta based investment firm West Mountain LLC ( www.westmountainllc.com). West Mountain has, over the years, made significant investments into Groen's sustained autorotative flight efforts. "GAC's broad knowledge and capability in the advent of uncomplicated, inexpensive, high performance vertical aircraft gives us high expectations for this to be one of our most important investments," said Mr. Alar. Until this most recent investment, Mr. Alar's West Mountain funds have made indirect investments through a separate fund. This time, they are making a direct investment for equity. By bringing the Gyroplane Platform to drones, Groen Aeronautics Corporation is ready to commercialize its gyroplane technology for the Drone market. GAC has begun the effort that will lead to the production of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Drone with VTOL capability which will operate at lower cost, higher performance, greater reliability and mission readiness, and greater safety than other VTOL unmanned aircraft. This is because a gyroplane is an airplane that doesn't need a runway and because it has only a fraction of the complexity of other VTOL aircraft. GAC's initial production drone will be 'optionally manned' which means a human pilot can fly it to where it needs to be used, before it is sent off on its autonomous or remotely piloted mission. This can be far more efficient than disassembling a drone aircraft, crating it, shipping it, uncrating it, reassembling it, inspecting it and test flying it to insure correct reassembly, and then sending it on its mission - all drones that are not optionally manned in this class, would have to go through this.