August 1, 2023
Skyfire and Ondas Autonomous Systems have announced a partnership aimed at introducing advanced autonomous drone solutions to the public safety and Drone First Responder (DFR) markets in the United States. The collaboration will bring together Skyfire's expertise in providing aerial data solutions to public safety customers and Ondas' advanced autonomous drone technology.
The partnership will leverage the technology and expertise of Ondas Autonomous Systems' business units American Robotics, Inc. and Airobotics LTD, which includes Airobotics' automated drone platform, known as the Optimus System. The Optimus System is an end-to-end, fully automated uncrewed aerial system designed to facilitate on-demand 24/7 aerial data operations in complex environments. It comprises all the necessary hardware and software components for safe and efficient data capture, distribution, and analytics. The Optimus System is currently in its final stages of completing Type Certification by the FAA, which will enable it to fly BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) in expanded, complex operational environments.
Matt Sloane, the founder and CEO of Skyfire, expressed excitement about the partnership and stated that the Optimus drone capabilities, with its pending Type Certification, will be the preferred automated drone solution for police departments across the United States. The goal is to remove the pilot from the rooftop and allow them to focus on their core responsibilities while relying on the advanced capabilities of the Optimus System.