German national air navigation service providers, DFS, has invested in Unifly.
The firms has said the move is part of its bid to continue to be proactive in dealing with new technology trends and markets.
It hopes that the acquisition will consolidate and strengthen its position in the UAS sector.
Oliver Pulcher, director of corporate development at DFS, went on to describe how he thinks Unifly has “the best system functionalities of all UTM providers currently in the market.”
Commenting on the move, he said: “Technological trends such as automation, artificial intelligence, digitisation have a significant influence on the services DFS provides today. DFS’ strategic aim is to be proactive in dealing with new technology trends and markets. For this reason, we have been successfully pushing the safe and fair integration of drones into the airspace for several years.”
He continued: “By acquiring a stake in Unifly, DFS is significantly strenghtens its position in the UAS environment.
“We believe that Unifly is best-in-class software vendor. It has the most advanced UTM functions, which meet the high requirements for data protection, safety, security and hazard prevention. It has a safety first philosophy, conforming to the Global Data Protection Regulation with local hostings of data and distributed systems.”