Intelligent Energy, the UK fuel cell engineering business, announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with US-based UAV maintenance, repair, and overhaul services provider, Robotic Skies. The partnership enables Intelligent Energy to expand post-sale support for its industry-leading Fuel Cell Power Modules.
Intelligent Energy’s Fuel Cell Power Modules are the lightest and most power dense available on the market, offering many advantages for commercial UAV users. In particular, they are offer a solution to the current issue of endurance for companies offering parcel delivery and inspection services. Intelligent Energy fuel cells achieve three times the flight duration compared to batteries and their lightweight design means they can lift larger UAVs and carry heavier payloads.
The two companies are working together to establish Robotic Skies as an integration partner for Intelligent Energy’s Fuel Cell Power Modules. The MOU will initially focus on the North American UAV market, but with the potential to support other Intelligent Energy products in the field.
Intelligent Energy will design, manufacture and sell its leading, lightweight fuel cell products to the UAV sector and Robotic Skies, through its global network of service centres, will provide maintenance and other ground support services for Intelligent Energy’s customers.
Intelligent Energy Chief Sales Officer, Lee Juby commented: “The North American market is important to us and as such we welcome this new partnership with Robotic Skies. Their global network of commercial UAV Service Centres will provide additional support to our customers and help them to deliver more from their UAVs by unlocking longer flight time and higher payload capability. Together we can accelerate sales of the smallest and lightest fuel cell UAV products on the market today.”
Brad Hayden, President & CEO of Robotic Skies said: “Intelligent Energy’s advanced fuel cell system is the kind of innovation that drives the commercial UAV market forward. Our partnership will give operators and manufacturers a path to integrate this game-changing technology into new and existing unmanned aircraft platforms.”
For more information visit www.intelligent-energy.com