Precision Integrated Programs, a Newberg, OR-based UAS Services Company exhibiting in Booth #237, is excited to announce partnerships and premiere video footage about our expertise delivering monitoring and surveillance capabilities to wildlife and environmental preservation groups.
Precision has been providing a wide variety of aviation services since 1983. Precision’s core capability is the provision of life cycle support services for both manned and unmanned aircraft. After nearly a decade of experience flying unmanned systems in support of government efforts, Precision Integrated is now applying those techniques to environmental conservation and wildlife monitoring operations. By maximizing customers’ resources and leveraging proven technology and experienced personnel, Precision has developed a vital team capability to export knowledge and lessons learned in order to maximize operational outcomes with carefully selected partners worldwide.
PRETOMA is one such private partner that has done considerable work to protect Costa Rica’s oceans in the past, and is striving to find new and more effective ways to implement a durable Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance (MCS) strategy using modern technology. PRETOMA is Costa Rican grass roots NGO that has led successful initiatives against illegal fishers who have had negative regional and global impacts. PRETOMA has partnered with Precision Integrated Programs to use unmanned aviation systems to assist in the monitoring and surveillance of Costa Rica’s marine protected areas (MPAs), and in late 2013 Precision and PRETOMA began a two year collaboration using UAVs to monitor marine protected areas.
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global threat to sustainable fisheries and to the management and conservation of global fishery resources and marine biodiversity. IUU fishing, sometimes called pirate fishing, represents a serious threat not only to fish populations, but also negatively impacts broader marine habitats/ecosystems, regional food security, and the local economies of developing countries.
Precision is also partnering with The Cape Leopard Trust of South Africa for mission planning and operations in later 2014 to oversee animal population counts, prey density studies, and other environmental and vegetation monitoring studies. Precision and The Cape Leopard Trust pride themselves on collaborating with complementary stakeholders to maximize the utility of resources and realize synergies across sectors, and are passionate about incorporating proven technology into environmental conservation work.
About Precision, LLC:
Precision is a Woman Owned Small Business dedicated to providing unparalleled service and support to our customers and the broader unmanned systems industry. We focus our efforts in direct support of unmanned programs that are vital to USG national defense, intelligence, and Homeland Security entities in addition to commercial work and natural conservation projects.
Precision has an FAA Approved Flight School offering approved courses from initial pilot certification through to instructor pilot privileges, and has taught over 1,200 traditional pilot students. Precision personnel have also trained over 100 new UAS operators, and include OEM-qualified instructors and field maintenance technicians amongst our core staff for a variety of UAS systems.
Precision offers approved specialty courses in both Airplanes and Helicopters. These courses offer a range of instruction, from standard VFR and IFR, to advanced technical skills such as External-Load Training, Confined Area and Mountain/High Altitude Operations. Precision is one of the few helicopter-training companies in the US that has a curriculum that is recognized as a Factory Equivalent Course by: Schweizer, McDonnell Douglas, Bell, American Eurocopter and Enstrom. It is one of the first all-inclusive Part 141 Aviation Training Schools in the Western United States that also has Part 133, 135, 137, 145 U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Certificates.
In February of 2014, Precision took delivery of the first new-generation training helicopter in the U.S. in decades. The Giumbal Cabri G2, the first of its kind in the U.S., was delivered to Precision at the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA. The Cabri G2 was developed and certified Part 27 in Europe and entered service in 2009 in EASA countries, followed by Australia and New-Zealand. It features state-of-the-art technology for rotors and cockpit, including digital vehicle system and crashworthiness. These attributes, combined with its flight characteristics, has attracted a number of professional schools including the Polish Air Academy, the Lithuanian Air University, and National Vietnam Helicopters, among 32 other operators worldwide.
Precision has already trained mechanics and instructor staff at the manufacturer facility in the south of France, and will work as a distributor for the machine. Their first Cabri G2 is equipped for Night-VFR and with the manufacturer-developed cargo hook. Additional helicopters are being prepared for delivery in June of 2014, with more to follow in 2015.