Lappert Smith Industries LLC dba Charlotte UAV, a fully integrated drone company that provides industrial-grade software and hardware solutions for drone-based applications has been awarded contract E194-79435 by the Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Purchase and Supply for Unmanned Aerial System Service.

The contract opens the door for Charlotte UAV to provide drone related services to state and local government agencies in all 50 states through the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization.

Co-Founder, Brett Smith states “Local governments face increasing pressure to capture data more accurately and with greater timeliness, particularly in fast-growing areas. Unmanned aerial vehicles increasingly are being accepted as an important tool to help cities and counties keep pace. We are excited about this new opportunity and applaud the Commonwealth of Virginia for their efforts that have simplified public sector access to unmanned solutions.”

ABOUT CHARLOTTE UAV: Charlotte UAV, a Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) verified SDVOSB, is a fully licensed and insured drone services provider and robotics manufacturer located in Charlotte, NC. Founded in 2013 by two Air-force veterans, Charlotte UAV has grown to 2 locations and offers hardware, software, training, consulting, and services to municipalities, universities, energy utilities, design-build firms, Hollywood production houses, and the United States Department of Defense.