Altitude Angel, the industry-leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider and UAS technology supplier 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, which will see both businesses working together across a range of functions, is the formalization of a collaboration which developed throughout 2018 when Heliguy joined Operation Zenith, the program of live demonstrations of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and UTM integration in controlled airspace, which were powered by Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform.
Since Operation Zenith, the two companies have been discussing ways in which they can best partner and collaborate, utilizing 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.
“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.”
Michael Smith, Heliguy, drone defense specialist, said: “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 authorized, 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.
“We are in the advanced stages with international airports and major mines around the world to expand our provision to make Heliguy’s drone defense solution a truly international system, which will include Altitude Angel as a key partner.”
About Altitude Angel:
Altitude Angel is an aviation technology company delivering solutions which enable the safer integration and use of fully automated drones into airspace. Through its Airspace Management platform, GuardianUTM O/S, they deliver the essential software platform which enable national deployments of USpace compatible services, safely unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities and air navigation service providers to establish new services to support the growth in the drone industry.
The foundation components of GuardianUTM O/S are also available to enable third-party UTM developers to incorporate enterprise-grade data and services into their UTM solutions.
Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.
Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com.
Heliguy is Europe’s leading UAS solutions provider. Its UAS technology falls under the Heliguy Detect brand, which works with a breadth of leading technology partners to offer a comprehensive and layered drone-defence solution.
Heliguy is a supplier of drone defense to major airports in the UK, including Gatwick, as well as prisons and critical infrastructure.
Heliguy is a DJI Gold Partner and European enterprise award winner. They are the UK’s leading supplier and support specialist of DJI drones and offer comprehensive consultancy, training and repairs.
For more information on Heliguy Detect go to https://www.heliguy.com/commercial-drones-c936/counter-drone-c967
GuardianUTM enables drone manufacturers and software developers to connect into a rich, dynamic source of accurate, authoritative and relevant information to support geofencing, while offering enhanced UTM capabilities such as a single interface to multi-country flight authorization.
The system is being deployed by NATS, the UK’s main air navigation service provider, and was demonstrated as part of ‘Operation Zenith’ in 2018, offering enhanced airport safeguarding and automated approvals to fly in controlled airspace. Altitude Angel is now bringing online functionality to enable drone pilots anywhere in the world to get 1-click access to controlled airspace.
Its companion product, GuardianUTM O/S, supports all the functionality required to deliver national-grade drone traffic management capabilities to any country that wishes to safely unlock the potential of drones.