Skyfire SF2 Chosen by Thales USA for Integration into Vantis Network

Skyfire Consulting, the leading public safety UAS consulting firm, has announced a significant partnership with Thales USA. This collaboration will see Skyfire’s SF2 drone integrated into Vantis, North Dakota’s advanced UAS operations system. Thales selected the Skyfire SF2 for its flexibility and payload-agnostic design, which are ideal for testing sophisticated airspace management tools and air traffic systems.

Versatile American-Made Drone for Critical Operations

The Skyfire SF2 is a robust, 22-inch mid-sized multirotor aircraft, designed for public safety, critical sector operations, and medical deliveries. Its rugged construction ensures it can operate in the diverse and challenging environments found across the United States.

Matt Sloane, founder and CEO of Skyfire, stated, “Skyfire is honored to work with Thales and be an ecosystem partner in Vantis with our in-house designed and manufactured SF2 aircraft, contributing to the critical safety of airspace.”

Strategic Partnership to Enhance Airspace Safety

Thales USA has received its initial delivery of SF2 drones and will begin flight operations as weather permits. The Skyfire SF2’s modular design, capable of carrying various payloads, is central to Thales’ testing of instrument landing systems and other air traffic management technologies.

Sean Roy, UAS Operations Manager at Thales, remarked, “Thales is proud to leverage its expertise as a systems integrator, collaborating with industry leaders like Skyfire to deliver comprehensive drone solutions. Vantis exemplifies this approach, and Skyfire’s innovative aircraft are crucial for our flight-testing efforts.”

Advancing UAS Technology for Public Safety

This partnership underscores a mutual commitment to enhancing UAS technology for public safety and critical sectors. The SF2’s ability to seamlessly integrate diverse sensors facilitates the testing of Vantis’ advanced UAS integration capabilities, ensuring safer and more efficient airspace management.

About Skyfire

Skyfire Consulting is recognized as the most trusted and experienced public safety UAV consulting company in the U.S. They specialize in pilot training, FAA consulting, SOP development, and the design and manufacture of American-made drones for public safety agencies, addressing the most complex needs.

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