Hastings-based drone company Altus UAS gets foothold in the US

Altus business development manager Simon Morris with the company's Delta X8 drone.

A tale of Kiwi ingenuity taking on the world has come true for five blokes headquartered in a shed just outside Hastings.

Altus Unmanned Aerial Solutions is designing and assembling drones that combine ruggedness with cutting-edge technology, and has recently found a foothold in the United States market.

The five blokes, all of whom have a background in aviation and unmanned flight technology, came together late last year and saw the niche for robust, precision-designed drones.

Altus business development manager Simon Morris with the company’s Delta X8 drone.

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