The American Drone Alliance, a group comprised of U.S.-based drone manufacturers and Blue sUAS providers Skydio and Teal with European-based open software platform Auterion, have published a response to the Financial Times article releasing a DOI memo critical of Blue sUAS solutions.
The DOI memo complained that Blue sUAS solutions did not meet their department’s needs, claiming that they were “less capable and more expensive” than the commercial drones previously used, and still contained Chinese parts, including circuit boards. The American Drone Alliance responded to the article, saying that the piece “mischaracterizes the current domestic drone marketplace,” and downplays the national security threat posed by China-made drone technology.
The Financial Times article can be found here (behind paywall.) The unedited American Drone Alliance statement is published below.
STATEMENT BY THE AMERICAN DRONE ALLIANCE
“Yesterday’s Financial Times piece on…