Ladislav Semetkovský, CEO, sees the expansion of the Supervisory Board primarily as a step to ensure closer co-operation with state authorities: “We have been co-operating with Mr. Rada for a long time and we are very happy that he has agreed to have greater involvement in the running of our company. Thanks to his professional qualities and managerial experience, we asked him for support and advice on the ongoing certification of our company and unmanned aircraft, both in the civilian and military fields.”
Brigadier General (retired) Ing. Josef Rada (1957) is originally a military fighter pilot who flew mainly on MiG-21 aircraft. During his career in the Air Force, he held various management positions within the Czech Army and NATO structures, ending his military career as Deputy Commander of the Joint NATO Air Operations Control Centre. From 2008 to 2018, he was the Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic.
The Czech company Primoco UAV develops and produces the One 150 civilian unmanned aircraft, capable of flying completely independently according to programmed flight plans. The key features of the aircraft are its size, maximum take-off weight 150 kg, 15 hours endurance, 2 000 km range, cruising speed 100-150 km/h, payload 30 kg and fully automatic take-off and landing. The company focuses on civilian applications for the aircraft especially in energy, border and coastal protection, fire monitoring and search and rescue operations. The company’s aircraft is in operation on three continents. Primoco UAV is a publicly traded company on the Prague Stock Exchange in the PX START market. For more information, visit http://www.primocouav.com.