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Impressed Flight Blue sUAS Clearance

Inspired Flight Technologies Aircraft Join Blue sUAS Cleared List

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Today, commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) manufacturer Inspired Flight Technologies, Inc., announced that it has received Blue sUAS 2.0 clearance from The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU).

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Both of Inspired Flight’s product lines, the medium-lift IF750 Quadcopter and the heavy-lift IF1200 Hexacopter, were accepted into the program. All Inspired Flight products are immediately available on a standard 3 week lead time.

The Department of Defense led Blue sUAS Program serves to certify US manufacturers’ aircraft for compliance with all Supply Chain & Cybersecurity requirements pertaining to the operation of UAS by Military operators. This certification allows Government customers such as the Department of Defense to purchase products by Inspired Flight directly from the GSA schedule, all without the requirement of further approvals.

Inspired Flight Blue sUAS Clearance

“This milestone will enable Inspired Flight to scale its DOD customer base and further establishes this company as a leader in the American UAS manufacturing industry,” said CEO Rick Stollmeyer. “As a veteran-owned small business, this means a lot to our company, our employees and for Americans in general. It’s a big win!”

Inspired Flight’s IF750 is an adaptable lightweight electric quadcopter developed for third party sensor integration. Its ability to deploy rapidly, coupled with its compact and manageable design, allows for an intuitive and straightforward workflow for its operator. The model also offers easy upkeep, with repairs simple enough to be carried out by the user, minimizing downtime.

Meanwhile, the IF1200 is a resilient electric heavy-lift hexacopter built to fit the needs of a more specific set of requirements. The IF12000’s compact size and minimal vibration enable it to integrate with any third party payload, including LiDAR, radiation detection sensors, gimbaled EO/IR sensors, and delivery capabilities.

Prepared to handle intricate and essential commercial and government operations, Inspired Flight’s aircraft serve a customer base that includes the energy utility, infrastructure, first responder, and government sectors. With an emphasis on critical infrastructure & public safety verticals, the company’s technology is utilized in life-saving and mission-critical ecosystems throughout the country.

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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