For some time, the commercial drone industry has seen an increasing demand for enterprise-grade drones manufactured in the United States. Whether due to concerns around security, privacy, or quality control, U.S.-made drones can alleviate some worries for drone pilots flying critical or sensitive missions.
That’s one reason Skyward partnered with Parrot to offer the ANAFI USA Drone and Training package. This package combines Parrot’s U.S.-manufactured ANAFI USA drone with Skyward’s automatic flight logging and expert training from experienced aviators.
Who is Parrot?
Parrot is a drone maker based in France. Parrot has been designing drones for years, focusing on packing advanced technology into small airframes. Their expertise in compact drones enabled them to create the ANAFI line of commercial-grade drones. These include:
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- ANAFI 4K – a small professional drone featuring a 4K imaging sensor
- ANAFI Thermal – the same airframe with a two-sensor gimbal fusing a 4K camera and a radiometric thermal sensor from FLIR Systems
- ANAFI USA – an updated airframe, made in the United States, featuring a three-sensor gimbal (FLIR thermal, 4K video, and zoom up to 32x)
ANAFI USA is manufactured in the United States
Parrot partnered with NEOTech, an electronics manufacturing services provider for the aerospace and defense industry, to manufacture the ANAFI USA. The drone is assembled in a NEOTech facility in the Boston, Mass. area, aligning with Department of Defense criteria for manufacturing security.
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Source: Rodney Murray (Skyward)
Photo credit: Parrot