Defense Innovation Unit
DIU (Defense Innovation Unit) & Program Executive Office for Aviation is the Army manager for nine project offices like: Apache helicopter’s, Aviation Systems, Cargo Helicopters, Utility Helicopters, Improved Turbine Engine, Future Vertical Lift, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Fixed Wing Aircraft and Multinational Aviation Special Projects. picked this 1 of 6 companies to produce a prototype, UAV (an unmanned aerial vehicle) capable of scouting a perimeter range of up to three kilometers, with a flight time of about 30 Minutes.
The Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) has awarded 11 million usd funding to the 6 companies.https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/05/28/1851104/0/en/Parrot-selected-by-U-S-Department-of-Defense-to-take-part-in-the-development-of-the-next-generation-of-Short-Range-Reconnaissance-drone-for-the-U-S-Army.html
What A Time To Be Alive
To live in a time when UAV’s (drone) will be the future of dropping off Amazon packages & delivering rural mail. Wow technology has grown vastly since the industrial revolution to now having the capabilities to use surveillance a community for the fastest way to find a missing person or just to find your lost dog. With UAV’s (drone) the possibilities are endless to the point of making a easier way to live in a time of technology.
“Parrot is proud to have been selected by the Army to work on this highly strategic project,” said Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “The United States has always been a major market for the Parrot Group whether it is for our well-known consumer range or our advanced professional offering. We have always been at the forefront creating advanced, easy to use, compact and reliable drone-based solutions. We also perfectly understand how small unmanned aircraft, such as the Parrot ANAFI platform, has the potential to become a key part of the defense system. We look forward to focusing our advanced R&D on meeting the high standards set by the U.S. Army, to integrate drone efficiency in their day to day operations and support the world leading army defense system”.https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/05/28/1851104/0/en/Parrot-selected-by-U-S-Department-of-Defense-to-take-part-in-the-development-of-the-next-generation-of-Short-Range-Reconnaissance-drone-for-the-U-S-Army.html
Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot today is the leading European group in the fast-growing industry of drones. Visionary, at the forefront of innovation, Parrot is a real ‘End to End’ drone group from hardware and software to services.
Parrot, the world’s number 2 of the consumer drone market, designs drones known for their high performance and ease of use.
Parrot is also offering business solutions, covering drones, software and services mainly focusing on 3 major verticals: (i) Agriculture, (ii) 3D Mapping, Surveying and Inspection and (iii) Public safety.
The Parrot Group designs and engineers its products in Europe, mainly in France and Switzerland. It currently employs 600 people worldwide and makes the majority of its sales outside of France. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, is listed on Euronext Paris (FR0004038263 – PARRO).
For more information: www.parrot.com