Aerial intelligence, at scale

Our advanced command & control solution enables the remote execution of complex drone missions in industrial and urban environments, from a central control room. This solution and its underlying cloud architecture will unlock the large scale use of drones (and other machines) across industry and emergency services, and longer term, across cargo/logistics and Unmanned Aerial Mobility (UAM).

More scalable

Central command & control. Our solution unlocks the next phase of growth in the drone industry.

More efficient

Centralisation brings economies of scale, scope and learning = improved quality and efficiency.

Better data

Advanced tech stack for remote data capture, designed for collaboration and decision-making.

Technology to support the widest range of missions

Our approach mirrors that used by autonomous car developers i.e. we are putting semi-autonomous machines to work under remote human supervision, and leveraging the experience and data gained from successive flights, to iterate towards full autonomy.

 

Our solution has been designed to facilitate the widest range of missions – from simple repeated missions (e.g. monitoring), to complex one-off missions in challenging environments (e.g. flights just meters from electricity grids, road & rail bridges, complex industrial assets – with GPS-denial, magnetic interference, poor comms), to reactive missions, designed on-the-fly (e.g. supporting the emergency services; responding to a security or safety incident; or facilitating inspection with remote expert in the loop).

 

In Sept 2019, we joined as one of only eight entities selected into the UK Civil Aviation Authority Regulatory Sandbox exploring “BVLOS Operations in non-segregated airspace” alongside Amazon and Boeing. We were also one of only four entities selected into the UK Government Drone Pathfinder programme. And the only entity selected into both.

 

In March 2021, we became the first company in the UK to secure authorisation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority to trial a concept for routine Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations, securing ourselves in the UK’s most advanced regulatory position for BVLOS permission.

Industrial use cases

Our solution is applicable to almost every drone market vertical, as quite simply, it unlocks a better way to fly. However, our initial focus is on the construction, infrastructure, nuclear, oil & gas and emergency service markets.

Construction

Construction

Progress monitoring; close-quarter inspections; risk assessments; and real-time problem solving – from remote, and with less work at height.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Facilitating the capture of accurate asset data at scale, to help increase the efficiency of construction, monitoring and maintenance of national infrastructure.

Oil and gas

Oil and gas

Changing the way work gets done – from flare stack and tank roof inspections, to capital project management, live broadcast emergency response, leak detection and environmental remediation.

Leadership team experience

Our senior team is ex. Apple, Arup, CERN, McLaren, Oracle Racing and hedge funds. Career highlights include: winning one Formula 1 World Championship; two America’s Cups; leading the team that designed and built the first hybrid engine ever used in a supercar (the McLaren P1); and heading up the European team at Eton Park, a hedge fund with $14bn Assets Under Management.

We are experts in robotics & autonomy; control systems & dynamics; GPS-denied navigation; embedded systems; robust, scaleable software architecture; and high-risk operations.

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