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Exyn and Easy Aerial join forces on new ExynAero EA6 flagship airframe

Exyn Technologies has announced it will be partnering with Easy Aerial to launch its new flagship airframe, the ExynAero™ EA6, integrated with ExynAI™ and optimised for Exyn’s diverse use cases.

Exyn has been using the DJI M210 as its main airframe for mining and commercial customers. However, with the M210 product transitioning to end of life, Exyn needed to source its new flagship airframe.

This airframe needed to continue to meet its commercial customer demands, and be US-made to comply with US Government customer requirements. Beyond sourcing a new airframe manufacturer, Exyn was searching for a new partner with a product that would be capable of evolving with the company, it said.

After an extensive evaluation of different airframe manufacturers, Easy Aerial was selected as the preferred partner. By stepping into a new, customised platform Exyn has greater flexibility on future adaptations of the product based on customer feedback, it said. Exyn also benefits from the option to expand its offerings to include Easy Aerial’s drone-in-a-box solution, automated charging and remote operations to further automate its autonomous robot.

Exyn said: “Easy Aerial and Exyn, both agile and dynamic startups, were able to quickly and nimbly adjust to customer feature requests, supply chain constraints, new sensors and specialised configurations. In addition, Easy Aerial and Exyn are ISO-9001 certified and Easy Aerial is AS9100 certified, which will help facilitate quality production of the ExynAero EA6.”

Nader Elm, CEO of Exyn Technologies, said: “We sought out to find a product partner that shared our mission and would be an active collaborator in building an ExynAI-specific robot to be used across the industry verticals we address. In our search, we found a compatible airframe in the Easy Aerial Osprey and an incredible team behind it that would jointly propel us forward.”

The Osprey platform is beneficial to Exyn in its business verticals like mining and construction. The Osprey is a hexarotor airframe that provides motor redundancy in case of failure. The platform offers longer airborne endurance, while maintaining a slightly smaller form factor than the M210 and accommodates increased thrust capabilities.

Ido Gur, CEO of Easy Aerial, added: “Exyn and Easy Aerial share a common vision of automating monitoring solutions. Many of our customers share the same operational needs of autonomous drone-based robotics to operate in the most demanding environments, so this partnership was a no-brainer. We’re ecstatic to be working alongside Exyn, supporting our enterprise and government customer base.”

Exyn’s automation software to be fully integrated into Easy Aerial Osprey aerial platform

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.”