Auterion (https://auterion.com ), the provider of Auterion Enterprise PX4, an open-source-based, enterprise operating system for drones, and Impossible Aerospace (https://impossible.aero/ ), a Silicon Valley-based drone manufacturer have announced a partnership to deliver a drone with a 2-hour flight time for first responders.
“During critical public safety incidents, real-time intelligence from an UAV is extremely important. This is why the 2-hour flight time of the US-1 is a clear necessity.” said Spencer Gore, CEO of Impossible Aerospace, “We turned to Auterion for software because their operating system is auditable and trusted for government applications.”
“Public safety organizations can now field a drone with government solicited, cyber-secure and trusted software that enables the drone to stream real-time footage to a command center.” Said Kevin Sartori, Co-Founder of Auterion. “Choosing Auterion and its open source, open standards approach will greatly simplify the integration of the US-1 into the IT-infrastructure of public safety organizations.”
The US-1 quadcopter made its public safety debut this February with a California-based police force.
According to a company statement: “The US-1 gives police agencies a new category of assets that sit between lower-end drones and police helicopters. This enables a wider usage of aerial imagery and reduces cost for first responders at the same time. Auterion will showcase the Impossible US-1 at their booth (#2009) at AUVSI Xponential.
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