French Military to obtain 300 micro-drones from Parrot

French drone producer Parrot introduced that it’ll provide 300 ANAFI Unmanned Aerial Methods for the French Military underneath a five-year contract.

As famous by the corporate, Parrot was chosen by the French Protection Procurement Company, DGA, to produce its ANAFI micro-drones to equip the French Armies.

Henri Seydoux, Chairman, CEO, founder and important shareholder of Parrot concludes: “We’re very proud to have gained this tender from the DGA and to maintain engaged on additional alternatives with the USA. It’s the fruit of the meticulous work carried out by our groups in France for greater than 2 years, and that of 10 years of experience. By taking the wager of growing the ANAFI platform, designed for most people, ruggedized for the wants of execs, and secured for the necessities of the navy forces, we have now taken an essential step for the Group. In at present’s world, Parrot is satisfied that it’s key for safety forces, and armies, to depend on highly effective, high-tech shopper tools that’s extremely safe.”

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The chosen ANAFI micro-drone is specifically tailored for worldwide forces, presents troopers a micro-drone of 500 grams with day and evening remark capabilities. With a flight time of 32 minutes, it has the very best efficiency in its class. The 5-year contract covers a number of hundred drones, the event of variations and the upkeep of kit and software program. The primary programs will likely be delivered within the upcoming months.

ANAFI drone extends the reconnaissance capabilities of the French forces. Due to its highly effective 32x zoom, articulated round two 4K 21-megapixel cameras, the detection of person-sized targets is feasible as much as 2km away with an in depth accuracy of 13cm. The zoom photographs are merged with these obtained by the FLIR Boson thermal imaging digital camera; the latter permits the detection of sizzling spots by day and by evening. Deployable in 55 seconds, it is usually very discreet: with a sound signature of 79 dB at a distance of 1m, it’s inaudible from 130m.

Due to the technological partnerships carried out by Parrot with main gamers of their fields, customers also can profit from the rising ecosystem of appropriate software program. For instance, they’ll handle drone fleets in real-time (Skyward, A Verizon firm and DroneSense), generate seen and thermal photographs/movies (Survae) and tactical maps (Pix4Dreact). Parrot’s R&D providers are additionally deliberate to additional adapt ANAFI USA to the wants of the French forces.

ANAFI additionally meets the DGA necessities by way of safety. Securing the connection, securing the information, securing the firmware: it meets essentially the most stringent cybersecurity requirements. A digital signature protects towards malicious makes an attempt to change the drone’s software program. The drone permits mission knowledge to be recorded solely on the bottom phase, not within the air vector, extracted afterward for evaluation, by bodily connection. ANAFI USA has a safe WPA2 connection and open protocols that assure confidence within the interoperability of recorded knowledge for confidential missions.

ANAFI drone system is fully developed in France and produced in the USA. No important parts are produced in China.

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