The DIU expands its Blue sUAS list of drones cleared for DoD use
The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has updated its list of drones and companies on its Blue UAS Cleared List that meet security criteria for use by the Department of Defense (DoD) and its agencies.
According to its recent revision, the DIU said it had added five drones and their manufacturers to the list as fully vetted, compliant with criteria, and cleared for use in DoD operations under its Blue sUAS 2.0 project.
Those cited were the Intense Eye V2 drone made by BlueHalo; Wingtra’s Wingtra One; Ascent AeroSystem’s Spirit; eBee Tac by AgEagle unit senseFly; and AltaX by Freefly Systems. Other UAVs on the list are the Skdio X2D, FLIR ION M440, Parrot Anafi USA GOV, Parrot Anafi USA MIL, Teal Golden Eagle, and Vantage Robotic’s Vesper.
Inclusion on the DIU’s list is considered a boon to manufacturers not only because of business opportunities created by potential DoD selection but also because it’s viewed as vouching for the data…