Iris completes historic BVLOS drone flight


Iris Automation and Kansas Department of Transport have completed a historic beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone flight.

The flight used only Iris Automations detect-and-avoid system Casia, which led to the Federal Aviation Authority authorising the flight.

Iris Automation’s system provides automated collision avoidance manoeuvres to drones in flight.

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Alexander Harmsen, CEO of Iris Automation, said: “This marks the first true BVLOS flight in the nation and is a tremendous milestone for the drone industry.

“We see this as one of the most no-table accomplishments to come from the IPP program to date. We’re thrilled to set the precedent and bring our industry’s utilisation of drones from dream to reality.”

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