MTSI is an FAA Approved Commercial Drone Operator

MTSI is an FAA Approved Commercial Drone Operator

September 28, 2015


Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) recently received approval from the FAA for a Section 333 wavier and broad area Certificate of Waiver Or Authorization (COA), permitting commercial flight opportunities using the company owned C-ASTRAL Bramor rTK. The approval from the FAA is good for operations up to 200 feet over land, and throughout the U.S. where drones are allowed within the National Airspace System (NAS).

The MTSI Bramor is optimized for highly accurate mapping and surveying, with an endurance of up to two-and-a-half hours and the ability to cover thousands of acres in one flight. The Bramor currently carries one of two payloads; a traditional digital camera for mapping, and a modified digital camera intended to capture near infrared light enabling agricultural assessment of plant life. The data collected by both payloads can be used to create geo-referenced ortho-mosaic maps, point clouds, digital surface models (DEMs), Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) products, and custom data analytics.

Paul Linnell, Director of MTSI’s National Security Division, Civil and Commercial Small UAS (SUAS) team, said, “MTSI is investing in expanding commercial opportunities that will provide new customers smart analytical solutions. We are working on turning the Terabytes of Bramor data into cloud accessible imagery products. Alongside imagery products and maps, novel algorithms are also actively under development to extract features from the thousands of acres that this aircraft covers during each flight.”

More information about MTSI’s UAS work, including fully-insured drone flight operations, is available at or by contacting Paul Linnell on 703-564-3825.


About Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI)
MTSI is an employee-owned engineering services and technology solutions company delivering first-choice capabilities to solve problems of global importance in the critical mission areas of missile defense, cyber security, intelligence, unmanned/autonomous systems, aviation, space, and homeland security. MTSI’s mission is to make important and lasting contributions to the nation’s defense and security by providing leadership and best- value solutions to solve America’s most technically challenging strategic problems. Founded in 1993, MTSI today has over 650 employees, based at 20 offices and field sites worldwide. Read more at