Leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) firm ANRA Technologies has announced a strategic partnership with everis ADS, the Aerospace and Defense division of the everis global group, a technology and operations consulting firm with more than 24,000 employees worldwide and more than 1 billion euro in revenues.
The partnership should expand ANRA’s reach dramatically, and help address a basic bottleneck in integrating drones into the airspace: making UTM systems work in a practical way with existing air traffic control systems. ANRA has taken a leadership role in UTM projects since NASA began testing, and has developed a respected and feature rich software platform for addressing the complex issues of UTM. With everis ADS’ global customer base in airspace management, and deep experience in developing solutions and large scale integrations, ANRA and everis ADS may be one of the first partnerships to widely deliver a working UTM solution.
“Given the number and type of UAS operations forecasted, it is apparent the existing Air Traffic Management (ATM) System cannot cost-effectively scale to deliver services for UAS,” says a press release. “Solutions that develop beyond the current ATM infrastructure and Air Traffic Control (ATC) resources are necessary to enable safe management of the expected rapid influx of UAS operations in this historically underutilized airspace. This new strategic partnership addresses this challenge by providing a comprehensive deployment of UTM that interfaces with existing infrastructure for specific geographic regions or entire nation-states.”
Amit Ganjoo, CEO of ANRA, stated, “Within the envisioned UTM ecosystem, operations will be organized, coordinated, and managed by a federated set of actors in a distributed network of highly automated systems. Along with our everis ADS partner, we can deliver that capability today worldwide.”
“ANRA is an ideal partner for everis ADS in this emerging market. They help fill a technological need for our customers that are seeking help to address this new requirement, as this collaboration supports and strengthens our goal of offering differential solutions based on innovative technologies,” said Enrique López, CEO of everis ADS.
More about ANRA Technologies.
ANRA Technologies, headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Florida and Asia, is a provider of end-to-end solutions for UAS operators and airspace managers. ANRA has developed two software platforms for commercial UAS operations. One platform is for UAS traffic management (DroneUSS™) and the other is for orchestrating workflow (DroneOSS™). Both platforms have been rigorously tested and vetted by the world’s foremost government aviation entities and are operational today at multiple test sites, commercial enterprises and UAS Corridors.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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