California Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CalUAS) a company that manufacturers unmanned aircraft systems for 3D mapping in the precision agriculture, energy and survey sectors, announced today that they are changing their company name and establishing headquarters in Ridgecrest, CA.
“Monarch, Inc., reflects the iconic butterfly and helps soften the public image of ‘so-called’ drones. We are raising awareness that battery powered aerial robots greatly lessen the environmental impact, cost and safety concerns of manned aircraft for these applications.” said Eileen Shibley, Monarch Chief Executive Officer.
“Ridgecrest is home to research laboratories operated by the U.S. Navy and enjoys having one of the highest number of advanced degrees per capita of any city in California.We have tremendous support from the community and a talented labor pool” says Jeff Parisse, Director of Robotics. The Monarch AG line of small multi-rotor aircraft already see use in California water conservation efforts and the company is now focusing on traditional and renewable energy industries, where large scale operations require professional product lines, custom system integration and customer support.