RMUS Partners with Watts Innovations for U.S.-Made Heavy Lift Drones with Turnkey Industrial-Grade Payloads 

CENTERVILLE, UT – August, 2021. Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems (RMUS) has partnered with Watts Innovations to provide sales, support, training and payload integration in North America for the Watts Innovations PRISM, a U.S.-made, industrial UAS solution.  

JT Von Lunen, founder and President of RMUS, says: “Our customers have been asking for a U.S.-made drone platform to carry sophisticated industrial-grade payloads like thermal cameras, LiDAR systems, optical gas imaging cameras, etc. We are very excited to leverage the core competencies of RMUS and Watts Innovations to bring these turnkey PRISM solutions to market.”  

The PRISM features a unique modular design that enables the end-user to choose between a traditional quadcopter and an X8 coaxial configuration for heavier payload options (up to 25 lbs.). The rail-based mounting systems allow for the payloads to be installed on the top or bottom of the platform. The Pixhawk-based flight control system utilizes a custom user interface designed for ease-of-use and in-flight capabilities. The PRISM also has standard and NDAA-complaint ground control station options.       

Bobby Watts, founder and owner of Watts Innovations, says: “We are happy to work with RMUS for payload integration and direct customer support as we continue to focus on designing and manufacturing the best aircraft possible for the American market. The team at RMUS is absolutely fantastic and we believe that they will be providing an incredible amount of value to customers looking to purchase a turnkey package with our aircraft. This is just the beginning.”    

RMUS has been developing payloads for the PRISM platform since mid-2020. After a lengthy testing and quality control process, RMUS now has the following turnkey PRISM packages to offer: RMUS Powerline Inspector Drone®RMUS High Resolution Mapping DroneRMUS LiDAR Mapping Drone, and RMUS Optical Gas Imaging Drone.    

Kevin Toderel, general manager of RMUS Canada, adds: “We see huge potential for these PRISM-based solutions in lots of industries. We are excited to get the PRISM into our clients’ hands and to continue to develop new options for future use-case scenarios that we have yet to discover.”   

The Watts Innovations PRISM platform and turnkey RMUS packages are currently available for order. Please contact [email protected] for inquiries and additional information.  

About RMUS  

Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems (RMUS) is the leading unmanned systems solutions provider in North America. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts deliver comprehensive solutions, including vetted equipment sales, support, service, software, training and manufacturer certification for industrial robotics. RMUS was founded in 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah and expanded into the Canadian market in 2019 in the greater Toronto area. Our solutions are used daily by industrial, commercial, government (all levels) and educational entities across North America in nearly every industry, including but not limited to, mining, rail, AEC, utility, power generation, and oil and gas.   

About Watts Innovations  

Watts Innovations is based in Baltimore, Maryland specializing in the design and manufacturing of industrial drones. We have vast experience in the field and know the challenges drone operators face on the jobsite. This allows us to design and manufacture highly reliable drones that meet the client’s every need.  

Having designed, manufactured, and flown all sorts of aircraft including multirotors, helicopters, and hybrid aircraft, we have the knowledge and experience to design and manufacture aircraft that will allow you and your business to fly safely and reliably. We strive to continually think in innovative ways, push the limit on what is possible and to provide the best service in the industry to our customers. 

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