FAA BVLOS Approval And $67M Boost
Percepto, an Israeli tech firm specializing in drone and robotic solutions for industrial site monitoring and inspection, has achieved a significant milestone. The company announced on Monday that it has procured a BVLOS waiver from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), giving it the green light to operate its autonomous drones across the U.S. without requiring site-specific approvals. This development comes hand-in-hand with a successful private funding round where Percepto raised $67 million, according to Reuters.
Percepto’s drone technology is geared towards helping industrial companies face a range of challenges that include maintaining robust critical infrastructure, meeting high productivity benchmarks, and boosting safety standards. The company’s drone systems offer real-time insights into the state of a facility’s infrastructure, thereby allowing potential problems to be identified and rectified before they balloon into larger incidents.