MTSI gets FAA approval as commercial drone operator

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. said it recently received approval from the FAA for a Section 333 waiver and broad area Certificate of Waiver Or Authorization (COA), permitting commercial flight opportunities using the company owned C-ASTRAL Bramor rTK.

The approval from the FAA is good for operations up to 200 feet over land, and throughout the US where drones are allowed within the National Airspace System (NAS).

The MTSI Bramor is optimized for highly accurate mapping and surveying, with an endurance of up to two-and-a-half hours and the ability to cover thousands of acres in one flight. The Bramor rTK currently carries one of two payloads: a traditional digital RGB camera for mapping; and a modified digital camera intended to perform agricultural assessments. The data collected by both payloads can be used to create geo-referenced ortho-mosaic maps, point clouds, digital surface models (DEMs), Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) products, and custom data analytics.

MTSI is an employee-owned engineering services and technology solutions company delivering first-choice capabilities to solve problems of global importance in the critical mission areas of missile defense, cyber security, intelligence, unmanned/autonomous systems, aviation, space, and homeland security. Founded in 1993, MTSI today has over 650 employees, based at 20 offices and field sites worldwide.