The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International has announced a list of finalists in multiple categories up for AUVSI XCELLENCE awards. This is top-tier industry recognition, and anyone who made the list has achieved something worth of note.

The AUVSI XCELLENCE awards are a big deal in the drone industry. Achieving recognition at this level is a huge feather in the cap for any individual or organization who makes the list. There are some names you’ll recognize in a moment, but many others that aren’t yet household names (at least in drone households).

Let’s take a look.


The president and CEO of AUVSI, Brian Wynne, says drones played important new roles during the global pandemic, and it’s appropriate that some of those efforts are recognized.

During the last year, the unmanned systems industry rose to meet urgent new challenges posed by the pandemic. It is inspiring to see organizations and companies that led this charge among the…