THE NEW Parrot Anafi AI drone launch, military review by Brigantes
It’S the first drone of its type and it’s focused very, very much of the professional user. Now obviously, we’re focused on a particular group of professional users, the the military and defense. So what we’re going to do is going to quickly go through the the highlights of it and and sort of put it in context for for for defense. So to help me with that, i’ve got the actual launch. Video and i’ve made a few notes already and i’ll just talk you through it. So the video kicks off looking at what the sort of the design, innovation or inspirations you know and looking at how it’s moving around different industrial sites and the fact that it’s focused at the professional user um. You can also see the new camera system, which is really really intriguing. You know three three lenses, two of which that work together talks about the the quality of the camera. 48 megapixel camera awesome awesome quality. The other thing is, it flies with 4g. Now, what that does means that, essentially, you can be at any distance and he’s got a new controller as well um and there’s a whole different extra pieces, like lack of interference, more more secure, all that kind of good stuff on the on the dronies usage itself. You’Re, looking at photogrammetry generating models generating maps, it now works directly with with with pix4d cloud, so it immediately generates those those those uh those models. You need to do your job or, if you’re doing for a recce.
Equally they’ve removed some of the some of the problems there, so it does one click photogrammetry, so you’ve got a particular target. It’Ll it’ll follow that as well really really interesting that point of view autonomous flight. So those extra cameras give it all that sense. It’Ll move itself to get from point a to b, avoiding all the targets or anything that’s in the way. Sorry and then also it will actually pick up different elements on on the ground and show you how how they work, identify vehicles and people and all that kind of good stuff, so there’s a really a huge amount to to go through there. The other thing just going back to the camera, the gimbal itself is uh fully up and fully down. So if you all need to look under bridges or whatever, then then it can, it can do that. Finally, it can you can teach it things. It’S got a very, very open, sdk um, that that allows you to expand on its capabilities uh and get it to look for certain things. So if you wanted to look on under a bridge for devices, for example, you can do if you’re using it to protect a particular area and look for certain things. It can do that as well. Um. It just takes a little bit of engagement on that. To do that, so a very, very interesting uh development, very, very interesting product it’s it’s a little bit bigger um it’s 900 grams um.
But i think for me, where i’m seeing real application areas is within an urban environment tracking or identifying targets and information. Also, if you’re looking for some let’s say you want to protect an airfield because you’re not constrained by your range, then actually, you could have a drone, a series of drones around the airfield several miles away and still be able to control that drone from a central Central location, so that’s that’s, pretty cool, actually um. The cool thing about 4g is essentially it’s, a mesh network it’s mesh enabled, which is a really important set of buzzwords i think for for defense and how we do situational awareness and communication. So this is a drone that is showing that that capability is. Is there it’s a now capability? So we look forward to seeing it actually available. It’S a is a really interesting development. Uh it’s, a first um so well done parrot for doing that.