Freefly Alta X drone added to Pentagon’s Blue sUAS 2.0 list
Freefly Systems’ all-electric Alta X drone has become the second drone to be approved under the Blue sUAS 2.0 program.
While the Blue sUAS program focused exclusively on short-range reconnaissance efforts when it was first announced in August 2020, version 2.0 expands the scope of the initiative to include more non-military drone applications such as infrastructure inspection, public safety, and mapping.
The US-made Alta X quadcopter is a great addition to the program because it can be custom configured to support a variety of mission requirements.
Built around an open architecture, the system offers up to 35 lbs. of usable payload capacity, accommodating a variety of integrated sensors and third-party payloads such as gimbaled EO/IR, survey-grade RTK/PPK mapping cameras, LiDAR, hyperspectral sensors, and drop/delivery capabilities.
Why the Blue sUAS 2.0 program matters
Policy compliant commercial drones, once vetted by the Blue sUAS program, do not…