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Altavian Presents Plaque to Congressman Ted Yoho in Recognition of Support for U.S. SUAS Industry

Gainesville, FL (September 6, 2019) – Altavian presented Congressman Ted Yoho a plaque Friday morning in recognition of his support for the United States Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) industry. The Congressman toured Altavian’s Gainesville facility and was presented with the plaque in a short ceremony following the tour.


“Altavian is fortunate to call Gainesville home and to have someone like Congressman Yoho serving our District in Congress,” said Altavian CEO John Perry. “We are pleased that Congressman Yoho has been such an outspoken advocate for domestic drone manufacturers including Altavian. We are in the midst of a critical time in our industry’s development and our industry is threatened by unfair trade practices of foreign companies that also raise serious national security concerns. We are pleased that the Department of Defense and policy-makers in Washington are taking steps to address these challenges while also creating a better environment for the growth of the U.S. SUAS industry. We are delighted that Congressman Ted Yoho has taken on such a strong leadership role in this effort.”


Altavian spun-out of the University of Florida in 2011 has been owned and operated in Gainesville for the past eight years. In that time, Altavian has become a leading domestic producer of SUAS in both commercial and defense capacity. Altavian supports the warfighter with non-lethal SUAS that provide reconnaissance and situational awareness in dangerous environments. Currently, Altavian is competing on a major Program of Record for the U.S. Army to design and produce the next Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) drone to be used in squad-level action to support and protect the warfighter in the field.


About Altavian, Inc.

Altavian is a privately held U.S.-based Unmanned Aircraft System design, manufacturing, and solutions provider. Founded in 2011, our extensive history includes working alongside organizations including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, and the U.S. Army. We embrace open architecture in our system design to bring proven commercial concepts to Group I UAS. Altavian is headquartered in Gainesville, FL.

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