The South Coast Angel Fund recently announced a new addition to the investment portfolio–Crescent Unmanned Systems, LLC. The company manufactures unmanned vehicles such as their UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and sUAS (small-unmanned aerial system). The technology systems are used for law enforcement, commercial use, and other industries. South Coast looks forward to watching Crescent Unmanned take advantage of their technology, team members, and position in the market with the round of capital provided by the angels.
At the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission’s (JEDCO) Business Innovation Center and NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, the startup has been hard at work on two innovative systems, Bravo 100 and Bravo 300, as part of their Bravo Series UAV technology. Both vehicles have far more maneuverability compared to the current UAVs in use by the military.
The B-300, heavy-lift system can be equipped with HD photo and video cameras, infrared cameras, thermal imaging devices, or CBR detectors among others. The smaller platform, B-100, can enter buildings, navigate confined spaces, and locate barricaded suspects while providing remote live real-time video. Watch these videos to get a better idea of how Crescent is revolutionizing the UAV market.
Both military and police are using Crescent’s UAV for a number of reasons including tracking enemy targets and criminals, accident reconstruction, search-and-rescue, crowd control, land and sea traffic monitoring, critical infrastructure protection, crisis management, and more.
CEO of Crescent, Charles Easterling, is excited about the new addition, sharing, “The investment from South Coast provides us with the ability to succeed not only from the monetary contribution but also from the wealth of knowledge, experience and mentorship that comes from their membership base. South Coast is a committed to helping entrepreneurs in Louisiana maximize their potential and have proven such by providing us with invaluable industry contacts already.”
Disclosure: Zach Kupperman, Publisher of Silicon Bayou News, is legal counsel for Crescent Unmanned Systems.