France’s Azur Drones offers automated aerial radiation detection- DroneDJ

Leading European autonomous aerial surveillance and inspection specialist Azur Drones is launching a project for remote monitoring and detection of radiation leaks at nuclear energy plants, as well as industrial sites where risk of contamination exists.

Bordeaux-area based Azur Drones announced the initiative with industrial nuclear engineering company AVNIR Energy, and plans to offer the remote, autonomous radiation detection service across France and abroad. The platform will use Azur’s patented Skeyetech drone-in-a-box package, with AVNIR Energy’s Ionized Zone Inspection Device (DIZI) radiation sensor integrated into the craft and its operating system. 

Skeyetech is an autonomous drone that can fly day or night missions, either with or without remote piloting. Azur says it’s the first uncrewed aerial vehicle platform to receive European approval for beyond visual line of sight flights without remote navigation. Rather than functioning simply as a…