Indent, Quicksilver partner on GT500 surveillance aircraft production

New York-based aerial surveillance services firm Indent said it is partnering with US ultra-light aircraft manufacturer Quicksilver Industries on the production of a cost-effective alternative for government agencies and other customers faced with the challenge of acquiring surveillance aircraft that are extremely expensive to acquire and operate.

Both companies said that a variant of the GT500 Mosquito, which first flew 26 years ago, will fit the bill. They said that the aircraft design has seen continuous improvements including GPS flight controls, forensics imaging technologies and data telemetry elements.

The latest improvements provide actionable intelligence in support of multiple command and control functions on missions of up to seven-hours in duration.

Operating from remote areas ranging from the tropics to the sub-Arctic, the GT500 can perform a variety of missions carrying various payloads. GT500s have logged 7,650 flight hours in support of programs funded by NASA, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and others.

Indent said that the partership offers the government an attractive, comprehensive, end-to-end intelligence solution with a large return on investment for the taxpayer.

Indent provides end-to-end real time aerial intelligence, surveillance, mapping and monitoring services for government, local municipalities, utility companies and other commercial accounts.

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