The UTM system will empower emergency responders to customize drone systems to fit any mission profile and agency size. Emergency workers can deploy the on-demand dispatch of drones to enhance on-site situational awareness in real time for accidents, fires, crime scenes, active shooter incidents or rescues. Police can also create neighborhood aerial patrols to spot problems before a crime can happen.
“Unifly truly believes in building a global ecosystem of partners in order to advance the drone industry. In this way, we are very happy to support Aeronyde in implementing its ambitious ideas and proud that our technology will help public safety agencies to better serve and protect the citizens,” Unifly CEO Marc Kegelaers said.
The as-yet-unnamed UTM environment will not only provide more eyes in the sky but also collect valuable data to improve future missions. The plan also includes mission-planning and validation modules which ensure every sortie meets federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
“Whenever I visit a new city, I look up and see endless possibility. I see self-flying vehicles zipping safely along urban skyways, helping people and serving the needs of a growing world,” Aeronyde CEO Edgar Munoz. “To make this happen, we’re honored to partner with Unifly, a leader in unmanned traffic management, systems design, airspace safety and regulation, and beyond. The sky’s no limit!”
The platform enables local operators and central authorities to monitor and track the drones in real time. After an operation, specific tools such as the logs and the replay mode, allow for easy post-flight analysis and analytics.
In March, Unifly and Danish start-up Integra Aviation Academy announced a partnership to launch a new UTM system that can detect, monitor and document drone flights near key infrastructure locations (especially airports) on a national scale.
Aeronyde plans to deliver “turnkey Level 6 autonomy UAV service” for emergency responders and disaster relief by 2019.
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