Firehole, AeroMorphology partnership targets UAVs

Deal will allow Firehold to target composites simulation in unmanned aerial vehicle applications.

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Firehole Technologies Inc. (Laramie, Wyo., USA), a provider of advanced composite analysis and simulation solutions, announced on May 15 a partnership with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) industry specialist AeroMorphology LLC (Madison, Ala., USA). The partnership will focus on taking the solutions developed by Firehole, a player in government aerospace projects, to the UAV industry.

"In the past few years, we have built some game-changing technologies for simulating composite material structures. Through our Industry Solution Partner program, we are building strategic alliances to take our products and services into new vertical markets," said Jerad Stack, Firehole’s CEO.

Duane Hill, CEO of AeroMorphology, added, "Firehole not only has a staff of extremely qualified individuals in composites analysis, their energy level/enthusiasm is contagious. I am excited about this partnership and the possibilities our two companies have in providing meaningful value to the specific needs of the UAV industry."

"Composites are absolutely critical to the UAV industry. If we can help optimize design, we can allow for additional weight savings — that in turn means more fuel and longer missions. Through both our specialized analysis software and almost 110 years combined composites experience, we believe we can bring tangible results to those responsible for the design and analysis of UAVs," said Jason Gies, vice president of business development at Firehole.

The partnership will leverage AeroMorphology’s understanding of the UAV industry to develop targeted marketing and technology demonstrations for UAV OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.