Flightwave’s drone makes the DIU’s Blue UAS 2.0 grade
Defense and security drone specialist Flightwave Aerospace has announced its Edge 130 Blue series of UAVs and related tech have been added to the Blue UAS 2.0 list by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), joining a select group of craft approved for use by US military and governmental agencies.
Santa Monica-based Flightwave said the DIU issued its Authority to Operate designation covering the aerial system’s Edge 130 Blue drone, Edge 130 Blue Ground Control Station and Mission Planner, and five different company camera payloads, including its Overwatch Gimbal and Mapping Array. The military-grade tricopter is designed for long-range mapping, inspection, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.
Inclusion of the Flightwave drone platform should increase the total number in the DIU’s Blue UAS 2.0 stable to 16, though at time of writing its website hadn’t yet updated that Cleared List.
Its entry into the select group was the result of the company’s…