Apppoints New Board Member With Extensive Drone Manufacturing Expertise

Apppoints New Board Member With Extensive Drone Manufacturing Expertise

By Drone USA, Posted in May 12, 2017

NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Drone USA, Inc. (OTC Markets:DRUS) (“Drone USA” or the “Company”), a developer and manufacturer of low altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”) and related technologies, today announced that it appointed Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel to the Drone USA Board of Directors on April 3, 2017.


Michael Bannon, Drone USA’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are extremely happy that Rodrigo has decided to join our Board. Rodrigo is a brilliant engineer who has developed some of the most sophisticated drones in the world. Many of the drones developed by Rodrigo can be adapted for commercial, police or military use. In April we demonstrated our Shadow, a military-police grade quadcopter, to several police departments in Connecticut. We plan to demonstrate our Cyclops (seen in image to right), a fixed wing drone equipped with three cameras to monitor public safety, to police departments situated along the Connecticut coastline. Our Cyclops is equipped with thermal and high definition zoom cameras to help scan for bathers who ventured too far away from shore. In Cape Cod, we intend to offer our Cyclops to police departments to help monitor great white shark activity along their coastlines.”

About Rodrigo Kuntz

Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel, 39, became a member of the Board on April 3, 2017, and has been our CTO since June 2016. Dr. Rangel has served as Scientific Director of IBRV, the BRVANT Institute of Technology, a non-profit Institute since August 2013. Since February 2009 Dr. Rangel has served as CEO of BRVANT Technologic Solutions, a Brazilian company that specializes in development of UAV, UGV and USV systems. From 2002 to 2009 he was Product Development Engineer at Embraer SA, working with the development of avionics, electronic and software systems for military and civil aircraft.
Dr. Rangel has specialized in aircraft manufacture engineering through his research activities with the Embraer Engineering Specialization Program. Dr. Rangel also studied computer, robotics, lasers and virtual reality systems applied to flight simulators at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv) as a São Paulo State Foundation for Research Support (FAPESP) scholar. Dr. Rangel received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, M.S. and PhD degrees in Computer and Electronics Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil.

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