Parrot Selected by U.S. DoD to Help Develop Next-Gen Drone

As announced by, “The U.S. Army Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Aviation’s Project Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence to identify and prototype new drone capabilities with commercial companies that specialize in on-demand, “eye in the sky” technologies…

In this process, the U.S. Army is partnering with the Pentagon’s internal startup accelerator to adapt small commercial drones for the battlefield. Parrot, the leading European drone group, is one of the 6 companies[1] that have met the standards set in the solicitation issued in November 2018[2] to develop and prototype the next generation of small-unit surveillance drone.”

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Our thanks to Monica England of Planck Aero and who is AUVSI San Diego Lindbergh Chapter President for her assistance with this news update.