Vermeer Partners with Draganfly to Offer Enhanced Mission Capabilities in GPS-Denied and Spoofed Environments for the Defense Industry

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Vermeer’s Visual Positioning System (VPS) payload will be integrated with the Commander 3 XL to improve critical missions where GPS jamming disrupts military operations.

Los Angeles, CA., Feb. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO) (CSE: DPRO) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions and systems developer, is pleased to announce that Vermeer will integrate its VPS (visual positioning system) Payload with Draganfly’s Commander 3XL.

This partnership will enable Draganfly to collaborate with Vermeer's military and government clients and create solutions using the Company’s innovative drone technology.

Vermeer enhances military and government mission capabilities by supplying United States Department of Defense (DoD) with its mixed reality & AI-enabled tool. Vermeer provides an intuitive and sophisticated solution for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission planning. Vermeer’s platform is being integrated with the DoD to enable customers to previsualize drone missions in a virtual space and eliminate friction while working with robotic systems.

Vermeer is the first AR and AI-enabled tool that allows an operator to easily manipulate robotic systems, such as drones, using intuitive gestures and visualization, in the field, as well as to visualize sensory data in a purely synthetic environment.

Draganfly’s Commander 3XL drone will be integrated with Vermeer’s VPS as part of its modular unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform. VPS technology enables aerial platforms to determine their location in contested, spoofed, and GPS-denied environments. This system compares the video feed from the VPS payload with pre-mapped 3D terrain stored locally for unparalleled navigation capabilities.

“Draganfly’s technology will provide a seamless solution that keeps pilots flying even in the most difficult or remote areas during critical missions,” said Chris Pickett, Director of Business Development at Vermeer. “We are extremely excited about this partnership which will provide a full drone solution using vision-based, global navigation for GPS-denied and spoofed environments for military and government contracts.”

“Our team designed and manufactured the Commander 3XL drone to ensure it was compatible with various interchangeable payloads. Integrating Vermeer’s VPS technology with the Commander 3XL will help improve military and defense intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions,” said Cameron Chell, President, and CEO of Draganfly. “We are thrilled to partner with Vermeer to create solutions that help defense agencies protect life, mitigate risk, and reduce liability.”

About Draganfly

Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO; CSE: DPRO; FSE: 3U8) is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software, and AI systems that revolutionize how organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 22 years, Draganfly is an award-winning industry leader serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping, and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.

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