Chartis Federal has welcomed another new member to its corporate leadership team, with this addition focused solely on the growth and success of its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) business. Christina (Christi) Ask will serve as Director of Operations for Periscope Aviation. In this role, she will define the market strategy for Periscope, strengthen a team that is re-imagining UAS capabilities, and work with customers to solve their unique mission challenges.
“It is an exciting time to be at our company,” said Brian Creswick, Chief Operations Officer at Chartis. “In the first six months of 2020, we hired 15 new employees for our services business while adding CIO-SP3 and GSA OASIS contract vehicles. At the same time, our UAS business is accelerating faster than expected. Periscope began as a small R&D project for a specific customer need. Today, we have multiple platforms and interest from a dozen organizations. We are excited to have someone with Christi’s pedigree to help solidify Periscope as an industry leader.”
When asked about her decision to join Chartis, Ms. Ask noted: “I joined because I liked the energy and culture I saw at the company. I also think Periscope Aviation has tremendous potential. I am excited to help build the business from the ground up, to be part of an enthusiastic and smart group of people, and work on some seriously innovative solutions that will keep first responders, law enforcement officers, and warfighters safe.”
Near-term priorities for Ms. Ask and the Periscope team include increasing the cargo capacity and range of its MK4 supply delivery solution, demonstrating tethered MK4 and A5 configurations for persistent flight, and enhancing automation for its A3 ISR solution.
About Periscope Aviation: Periscope Aviation provides high-performance, unmanned aircraft vehicles and systems that are optimized for specific mission requirements including tactical resupply, remote communications, and C4ISR. Our multi-rotor platforms are more reliable and safer than hobby-grade drones and more affordable than high-altitude, custom fixed-wing aircraft. All Periscope solutions are built in America with components that can be purchased by U.S. federal agencies.