Former US Army Colonel Keith Hirschman joined Orbital UAV in the role of VP Global Growth in July 2019 – enhancing our end user insight and driving our customer growth opportunities.
During his 30-year military career Keith held a number of senior positions associated with tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including Director, Emerging Technologies Team – part of the US Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office. Here he was responsible for defining and prototyping capabilities to meet operational needs of high strategic risk and opportunity to close capability gaps against rapidly modernising adversaries.
He also served as Product Manager for Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Shadow UAS), guiding the US$450 million unmanned program through unprecedented growth in combat flight hours and leading 145+ core and deployed personnel in maintaining readiness above 95 per cent.
As he continues to support Orbital UAV’s global reach and reputation, Keith caught up with Stockhead TV to explain what sets Orbital UAV apart in this rapidly growing and evolving market.