U.S. Army photo by Steven Stover, ARCYBER

French drone manufacturer Parrot has come a long way from the early days of the drone industry.  Having moved from competing with DJI on the consumer front to focusing on the enterprise market, Parrot is now working to stake a claim to the U.S. military market.

With heightened concerns over the security of drones manufactured overseas – part of U.S. efforts to close gaps in data security – products that meet U.S. military requirements.  Parrot has been engaged in an operational assessment for a Short Range Reconnaissance drone program, and will begin manufacturing prototypes of the drone in the U.S.

“To support Parrot’s commitment to U.S. industry capabilities, Parrot is currently finalizing its U.S. production chain with its partner NEOTech to build its final prototype batch for delivery to the U.S. Army and the Defense Innovation Unit in July 2020. The final prototype assembly includes the installation at NEOTech facility of all software developed by Parrot in Paris (France) ensuring high IP protection with no data…

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