The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), which operates under the Department of Defense (DoD) to scale commercial drone technology across the US military, has unveiled the first drone to be fully authorized and approved under the Blue sUAS 2.0 program.
The company that has just passed the vetting required for onboarding policy-compliant, commercial, small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS) into the DoD is senseFly, a subsidiary of AgEagle Aerial Systems. And the first approved drone to be added to the DIU “Blue UAS Cleared List” as part of the Blue sUAS 2.0 project is the eBee TAC (pictured above).
AgEagle acquired senseFly from Europe-based drone group Parrot for $23 million in October 2021 – around the same time when DIU was issuing permits to drone vendors to participate in Blue sUAS 2.0 initiative.
Getting featured on Blue UAS Cleared List is a notable achievement for drone manufacturers because the aircraft added to this list do not require a DoD exception…