NM UAS developer earns investor interest for second straight year

By Luke Geiver | September 04, 2014

A New Mexico-based unmanned aircraft systems technology developer formed in 2010 has drawn the attention of a Kansas investor event, again. For the second year in a row, SilentFalcon UAS Technologies has been selected to present on its company in front of audience members including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors. The Wichita Technology Corp., a private commercialization corp. created in 1994 is the organizer of the event. Wichita Technology Ventures LLC, managed by WTC, provides early-stage seed financing to emerging companies with new technologies.

The event will feature talks by economic developers and investors, followed by presentations by selected companies, including SilentFalcon. According to WTC, “the presenting companies were chosen based on the quality and experience of the management team, the proprietary nature of their products or services, their market opportunity and financial opportunities.”

John Brown, president and CEO of the UAS development company, said the team is honored to be selected two years in a row to present. “As we begin to ramp up commercial production, we believe this is an unbelievable opportunity to inform the technology investing sector on the technological innovations our company brings to the Unmanned Aircraft System industry,” Brown said.

The company’s main offering is the Silent Falcon sUAS. The unit offers capabilities typically found only on larger, more complex systems, according to company. The UAV is an all composite system that has a 12-hour endurance. Customers can order a unit in three different wing configurations. The system also integrates solar thin film photovoltaic for power. Because the unit was designed with what the company calls an open architecture system, the airframe can incorporate a wide variety of sensors and other payload applications.