Exyn Technologies has selected Easy Aerial, a leading provider of autonomous drone-in-a-box solutions, to be one of its core airframe partners for the ExynAero™ product line.
This collaboration not only highlights Exyn’s ongoing efforts in fostering strategic partnerships but also marks the first fully-integrated autonomous LiDAR drone made in the US powered by Autonomy Level 4 (AL4), meaning Exyn’s software stack will be fully integrated into the Easy Aerial Osprey airframe, the company said. The product will be commercially available in the September quarter of 2022.
The Easy Aerial Osprey is a durable drone, made of advanced composite materials, with motor redundancy for increased safety and reliability. The Osprey’s design makes it extremely efficient for its relatively compact form factor. The hex configuration makes the airframe ideal for carrying a variety of large payloads or cargo, up to 6.6 lb (3kg), over longer distances, even in adverse weather conditions, Exyn says.
“This partnership shows Exyn’s vision for the future of aerial autonomy, the expansion of our platform partnerships, and a push to secure a US-based airframe that can meet our rigorous standards as we continue to grow,” Nader Elm, Co-Founder and CEO of Exyn, said.
The Easy Aerial Osprey is designed and manufactured in the US and will be similar to the existing variants currently operated by several US DoD agencies,enterprise end users and deployed in more than 15 different countries. The Osprey boasts a flight endurance of 25 minutes with heavy payloads and up to 55 minutes with lighter configurations. It will support modular camera and sensor attachments as well as standard LED lighting for underground illumination. Exyn’s latest venture demonstrates the relative ease of integration of their autonomy onto a new airframe and steady growth of their product lines.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Exyn to create the world’s first fully integrated LIDAR drone powered by Autonomy Level 4,” Ido Gur, CEO of Easy Aerial, said. “Exyn’s autonomy is best-in-class, and equipped on the robust Osprey airframe, survey teams will be able to log even more critical data than before while remaining out of harm’s way.”