Altitude Angel and Heliguy are to form a strategic partnership with the purpose of providing a 360° UTM/counter UAV solution to aerodromes and strategic infrastructure owners across the globe.
The partnership will see both businesses working together across a range of functions.
The companies confirmed that the move is the formalisation of a collaboration which developed throughout 2018 when Heliguy joined Operation Zenith, the programme of live demonstrations of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and UTM integration in controlled airspace.
Since Operation Zenith, the two companies have been discussing ways in which they can best partner and collaborate, utilising each company’s unique strengths and assets as well as mutual beliefs and values.
Toby Potter, Altitude Angel, VP sales and partnerships, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Heliguy as together we can provide anyone from ANSPs to airports, private landowners to prisons, with an innovative and market-leading UTM/Counter UAV solution. “
Adding: “Like the team at Heliguy, we’re passionate about opening our skies to enable safe and secure drone operations. The combination of our two technologies will provide our customers and partners with a powerful tool through which they can manage drone operations in even the most challenging of environments.”
While Michael Smith, Heliguy’s drone defence specialist, commented: “We are delighted to enter into a partnership with Altitude Angel, a world-leading provider of UTM systems. Both companies share a similar vision, to innovate, expand and grow the UAV industry.
“The collaboration will see us work together to help to open up and welcome authorised, legitimate drone usage and protect airspace from rogue UAVs, giving airspace managers the confidence and necessary data to be able to better understand the challenges and advantages of integrating UAVs into our skies.”
He concluded: “We are in the advanced stages with international airports and major mines around the world to expand our provision to make Heliguy’s drone defence solution a truly international system, which will include Altitude Angel as a key partner.”
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