Flying Lion Iris AutomationFlying Lion, Iris Automation Partner to Provide Drone as First Responder Programs with Airspace Awareness

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Drone service provider Flying Lion, Inc. has announced the formation of a new partnership with safety avionics technology innovator Iris Automation granting enhanced airspace awareness to Drone as First Responder (DFR) programs. Per the partnership, Iris Automation’s Casia G ground-based detect and alert system will be added to Flying Lion’s suite of services.

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Flying Lion has logged over 22,000 DFR flights, and has worked extensively with leading law enforcement agencies to grant rapid emergency response and aerial assessment. Through DFR programs, Flying Lion has worked for agencies including Chula Vista PD, Redondo Beach PD, Santa Monica PD, and Beverly Hills PD.

In compliance with FAA requirements, Flying Lion and these DFR programs have used human remote pilots in command (RPICs)…