Drone delivery projects are currently underway around the world. When it comes to drone hardware, the technology is there: robust systems that take into account existing air traffic, airspace regulations, conflict between aircraft and community needs are still under development. “While there have been many projects to deliver drones that have focused on the hardware, none have incorporated all of the required elements into one comprehensive solution,” says ANRA. “ANRA should be a partner who uses its experience and technologies with SmartSkies ™ UTM, SmartSkies ™ DELIVERY and MissionManager ™ as the basis for digital demonstrators.”
Using the SmartSkies ™ platform, the CAELUS project can potentially bring the goal of drone delivery networks integrated with existing airspace management systems closer to reality.
“ANRA leads the CAELUS technology package with which the digital demonstrator for the Drone Logistics Network is being developed. This appeals to us very much, because ANRA can work with our partners and brings our extensive experience in enabling airspace management, delivery and fleet management for simulated drone delivery operations in a virtual environment with subsequent live flights, ”said Amit Ganjoo, CEO of ANRA Technologies.
“In this very challenging time for the international aviation industry, it is great proof of the drive and ambition of Great Britain that we have responded so strongly to the first funded Future Flight competition. The breadth, quality and creativity of the offers were exceptional and the economic and social benefits offered are very significant. The projects we are launching now will strongly position the UK to drive the third revolution in aviation, ”said Gary Cutts, Future Flight Challenge Director.