AeroVironment UAS performing commercial oil field tasks

AeroVironment, a maker of unmanned aerial systems, says its Puma AE aircraft is performing routine commercial services, such as mapping, in Alaska for an oil company under a five-year contract.

Alaska, June 11 (UPI) —An unmanned aerial system is performing routine commercial services in Alaska for BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. for the next five years.

AeroVironment said the contract for mapping and other commercial information services at the Prudhoe Bay oil field is the first such contract in the United States and complies with Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

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