St. John's Drone Maker Targets Defence Sector...
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August 9, 2020 - by James Risdon for www.thechronicleherald.ca
Armin Strobel, president and CEO of AS Works, has developed a surveillance drone that takes off from a docking station that can be mounted on military vehicles and used to scout enemy movements.
A severe downturn in the oil industry scuttled a major contract with a corporate client in February, just after COVID-19 entered Canada, dashing AS Works' hopes of expanding its workforce and going into commercial production in the first half of the year.
Using National Research Council money earmarked for tech companies, AS Works was able to push ahead, pay the salary of its founder and seek out military contracts.
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